The European Atlas of the Seas provides information about Europe’s marine environment. Users can view predefined and ready to use maps, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, fishing stocks and quotas, aquaculture, and much more.
Users can also benefit from an enriched catalogue with more than 200 map layers, covering a wide range of topics, to explore, collate and create their own maps. These maps can be printed, shared and embedded in articles or presentations. The Atlas is the ideal tool for schools, researchers and professionals, or anyone wishing to know more about the European seas and its coastal areas.
Stay on board! Each week, a new “Map of the week” highlighting an interesting map layer is showcased on the Maritime Forum. Dive in and explore your Ocean!
Are you a teacher or an educator interested in ocean literacy? The teachers’ corner of the European Atlas of the Seas contains exercises for different age groups as well as communication tools. It is an open platform where you can find and share information, educational material, inspirations and much more!
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The workforce in the fishing sector is ageing and motivating young people to take up fishing careers has become increasingly difficult. The EU recognises the importance of building a new generation of fishers and is helping attract young people to the fishing sector.
Healthy oceans are a priority in the fight against climate change. They are the first victim of global warming, but they also offer some of the most effective solutions.
Register now for the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum, taking place on 6 – 7 February 2020 in Brussels!