The European Atlas of the Seas
Explore, collate & create your own maps
The European Atlas of the Seas is an easy-to-use and interactive catalogue of maps and information about Europe’s marine environment provided by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE).
The Atlas hosts a wealth of information, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea level rise, fish consumption, and much more. It is the ideal tool for schools and anyone wishing to learn more about the European seas and its coastal areas.
Users can explore and create their own maps from an enriched catalogue of more than 200 map layers available in all 24 EU languages. These maps can easily be printed, shared and embedded in articles, presentations or used on social media.
Since January 2019, the European Atlas of the Seas and Nausicaá are joining forces to provide you with an even more informative and surprising Atlas! While the Atlas provides easy-to-use and reliable interactive marine information and maps, Nausicaá develops educational and tools for students and the general public. Nausicaá’s expertise in education and ocean literacy is valuable for the further development of the Atlas.
Map of the week
Are you a teacher or an educator interested in ocean literacy? The teachers’ corner of the European Atlas of the Seas already contains some 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. Discover the teaching resources of the Atlas.
You can contribute to the improvement of the Atlas by sending your remarks and/or ideas using the feedback form on the top right of the Atlas landing page. Do not hesitate to do it in your own language!