The MESH project ended in 2008 and this website is no longer updated.

Please see the EMODnet Seabed Habitats website for current information about habitat mapping data and standards in Europe.

Related projects on seabed mapping

The MESH Project Partners are linked to a number of other seabed mapping intiatives at both a national and international scale. We have exchanged data, information and expertise with these projects to support the general developement of seabed mapping in Europe and beyond.



A project with similar objectives to MESH operating in the Baltic region.  It receives INTERREG IIIB funding; we are working closely together to share knowlegde/experience.



An INTERREG IIIA funded seabed habitat mapping project covering the southern part of the Irish Sea.



The REBENT ("benthic network") network was implemented to meet the increasing demand in terms of description and monitoring of the benthic habitats and of their biodiversity in the intertidal and shallow bottom areas of France.



Covering some 125,000 square kilometres of underwater territory, INFOMAR (the INtegrated Mapping FOr the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s MARine Resource) project will produce integrated mapping products covering the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed.


AFBI (formally DARD) ecosystem modelling project using habitat maps as part of the process of setting resource allocations between wild and cultured populations.



A web-based interactive map bringing together geographic information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place.


The objectives of the MAREANO Programme are to survey and perform basic studies of the seabed's physical, biological and chemical environment and to systematise the information in a marine area database that will cover Norway's coastal and marine regions.
National Marine Bioregionalisation of Australia:
The National Marine Bioregionalisation provides a picture of the spatial distribution of the broadscale physical and biological components of Australia’s marine jurisdiction. It is a major scientific project co-ordinated by the Department of the Environment and Heritage (National Oceans Office), designed to help define ecosystem boundaries in Australia's ocean territory.



Other useful links:


EUNIS habitat classification scheme.

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