The MESH website has moved

New home for European Seabed Habitat Maps

The EMODnet Seabed Habitats website provides a single portal for the outputs of the EUSeaMap and MESH projects. Habitat maps from surveys and broad scale predictive habitat maps from European seas are available through the new EMODnet seabed habitats mapping portal. The pages of the MESH website and its excellent guide to marine habitat mapping are still available as an archive.


The EMODnet portal for Seabed Habitats is a free resource for marine habitat data in Europe.

Find out about the EMODnet Seabed Habitats portal, habitat mapping and the EUSeaMap project.

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You can view and download habitat maps for European seas through the interactive mapping portal.

Data includes broad-scale predicted habitat maps and detailed habitat maps from surveys.

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Find out more about the methods used in producing the EUSeaMap broad-scale habitat maps and see a list of the outputs produced by the EMODnet Seabed Habitats project.

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EMODnet central portal

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a consortium of organisations within Europe that assembles marine data, data products and metadata from diverse sources in a uniform way.

The EMODnet Central Portal provides access to marine data from the following themes: bathymetry, geology, physical parameters, chemistry, biology, human activities and seabed habitats. EMODnet is an initiative from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE), as part of its Marine Knowledge 2020 strategy.

See the EMODnet Central Portal website for more.

EMODnet News Feed

[EMODnet] E.buch @eurogoos2014: we need to realise concept of European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) which serves many porposes
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:03

E.buch @eurogoos2014: we need to realise concept of European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) which serves many porposes

European HF Radar meeting
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:53

A European HF Radar meeting was held as a side event to the EuroGOOS Conference on 27th October. 55 participants, 21 presentations ranging from local, regional to global scale and, besides European representatives also representatives from US IOOS and from the major HF Radar manufacturers (CODAR, WERA) contributed to a very successful and highly appreciated event. The meeting established the basis for a motivated, not project depended, dynamic group that is already linking to similar international initiatives (GEO Global High Frequency (HF) Radar Network Component) to facilitate the adoption of an harmonized technology at European level and support  key European end user  requirements (e.g. EMSA). This high resolution, high frequency delivery data platform is fundamental for downscaling the information in a complementary way to satellite and other in situ platforms.


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The EMODnet Seabed Habitats partnership comprises government agencies and research institutions with proven national and international expertise in marine seabed mapping and modelling.

In phase 1 of the project (2009-2012) a consortium of seven partners from five countries joined together, led by the UK government’s nature conservation advisor (JNCC). In phase 2 (2013-2016) a consortium of nine partners from nine countries is working together, under the leadership of French research institute Ifremer.

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