We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC maintains and enriches the European Atlas of the Seas with the support of DG MARE. This portal disseminates cartographic information related to EU's coasts and seas both as maps and open data. The target audience are professionals and anyone interested in Europe's seas and coasts and related European policies (Integrated Maritime Policy, Common Fisheries Policy, etc.). The European Atlas of the Seas receives 600 visitors per day. It offers an up-to-date and remarkably diverse range of information about Europe's seas, such as sea depth, underwater features, coastal regions geography and statistics, blue energies, maritime resources, tide amplitude, coastal erosion, fishing stocks, quotas and catches, European fishing fleet, aquaculture, maritime transport and traffic, ports' statistics, maritime protected areas, tourism, maritime policies and initiatives, outermost regions, etc.