New Version of European Atlas of the Seas Now Online

A new and improved version of the European Atlas of the Seas is now available at The European Atlas of the Seas was one of the actions outlined by the European Commission when it launched an Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union in 2007. A pilot version of the atlas has been available on DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries’ public website since May 2010. The latest version takes into account feedback on the pilot version received via both a public survey and user testing. Data included in the Atlas is sourced primarily from the European Commission and its agencies. The Atlas is available in English, French and German.

The new version includes 24 new maps and hundreds of updates and improvements. New maps include:

–┬áNatura 2000 protected maritime sites

– Pollution response vessels

– Coastal GDP

The atlas offers an easy and enjoyable way for students, professionals and anyone interested to learn more about Europe’s seas and coasts, their environment, related human activities and European policies.


Source: europa April 12, 2011;