The new version of the European Commission’s map of the oceans and seas has been given over 120 additional layers—from nature to tourism, security, energy, maritime transport, sea levels, consumption of fish and many more.
Currently available in four languages (English, Dutch, French and German), the Atlas will soon be translated into all the official languages of the European Union. With the goal of improving people’s knowledge of Europe’s oceans and seas, as part of the EU’s integrated maritime policy, the Atlas offers a range of easily retrievable data, as well as a series of user-friendly tools enabling users to create and share their own maps. The Atlas’s huge database of open-source information relies upon the valuable contributions of a range of actors such as the Commission and its agencies (EEA, Eurostat, etc.) and the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet).