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.

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[EMODnet] New EMODnet video shows how easy access to #marine #data is critical for users @EU_MARE - data holders join us now!
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 05:59

New EMODnet video shows how easy access to #marine #data is critical for users @EU_MARE - data holders join us now!

Promoting sustainable fisheries in Europe and around the globe
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:00

Commissioner Karmenu Vella has travelled to Europe's biggest fishing port in Vigo, Spain, this week to mark two important anniversaries on the fisheries calendar: the tenth anniversary of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Mr Vella used his visit to recognise both organisations' achievements in promoting and enforcing sustainable fisheries.


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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