Maritime Affairs

Revealing Europe's hidden landscape

Revealing Europe's hidden landscape

Revealing Europe's hidden landscape

30/03/2015

The Commission is advancing in achieving its marine knowledge objectives with the release of a new digital map of Europe's seabed topography with a higher resolution than had previously been publicly available; about 230 metres compared to 1 kilometre before the launch of the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet).

It covers all of European seas, including the Norwegian and Icelandic Seas and waters around the Canary Islands. The new digital map is based on over 6000 survey data sets and composite maps provided by 29 data providers from 17 countries.

The data are freely available and downloadable by industry, public authorities, researchers and civil society. Service providers can build added-value products based on these data and so contribute to innovation in the blue economy.

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EMODnet

Revealing Europe's hidden landscape