Spatial data downloads

Through the EMODnet Seabed Habitats map viewer, you may view and query the available maps without the need for desktop GIS software. Furthermore, through the Web Map Service you may view the available maps in desktop GIS software via the internet. However, to allow a full range of spatial analyses available in desktop GIS software, downloadable data layers are available here.

Please select the layers you wish to download, then fill the form before pressing the download button at the bottom of this page.

When using EMODnet Seabed Habitats data in publications users are requested to include an acknowledgement to the project.

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Data Layers

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EUNIS habitat maps from survey

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Other habitat maps from survey

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Annex I habitat maps from survey

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Main data products available for download

EMODnet broad-scale seabed habitat map for Europe (EUSeaMap) including classified habitat descriptors and confidence

Updated: 15 June 2017 - metadata

Format: ESRI File Geodatabase and SpatiaLite database* (broad-scale habitat map including classified habitat descriptors) and TIFF (confidence assessment).

This dataset comprises the final output of the broad-scale habitat map (EUSeaMap) created as part of the EMODnet Seabed Habitats project in 2016. The data are presented in the EUNIS classification system where possible, and amalgamated into the MSFD predominant habitats. The attributes also contain information on the classified habitat descriptors (e.g. biological zone, substrate type, etc.) used to arrive at the final habitat type. The attribute table includes all fields from the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Translated Habitat Data Exchange Format.

All EUNIS habitat maps from surveys (Broad, Medium, Fine)

Updated: 30 September 2016

Format: ESRI Shapefile

The EUNIS habitat map layers are compiled by JNCC on behalf of EMODnet Seabed Habitats to produce a single dataset of habitat maps containing data in the European standard EUNIS classification system.

Maps can also be downloaded individually in the "Eunis habitat maps from survey" list on this page.

Non-EUNIS (other) habitat maps from surveys (Broad, Medium, Fine)

Updated: on 27 August 2015

Format: ESRI Shapefile

The "other" habitat map layers are compiled by JNCC on behalf of EMODnet Seabed Habitats to produce a single dataset of habitat maps in classification systems other than EUNIS.

Maps can also be downloaded individually in the "Other habitat maps from survey" list on this page.

OSPAR Threatened and/or Declining Habitats 2017

Updated: 25 July 2018 - metadata

Format: ESRI Shapefile

A compilation of OSPAR habitat data for the northeast Atlantic, compiled on behalf of the OSPAR Commission by JNCC, working with representatives from each of the OSPAR coastal contracting parties.

 

Broad-scale habitat map continuous physical variable datasets available for download

Format for all: TIFF

Probability of the seabed being below the halocline - Baltic Sea

Updated: 2012

Kinetic energy due to waves and currents - Greater North Sea and Celtic Seas

Updated: 2012 - metadata (waves) -  metadata (currents)

Kinetic energy due currents - Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea and Black Sea

Updated: 2018 - metadata

Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) at the seabed

Updated: 26 May 2016 - metadata

Amount of photosynthetically active radiation (light) reaching the seabed. Used in the EUSeaMap model to determine the infralittoral zone in the Arctic, Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean. Values in mol.phot.m^2.d^-1.

Fraction of surface PAR reaching the seabed

Updated: 26 May 2016 - metadata

Fraction of light at the sea surface subsequently reaching the seabed. Used in the EUSeaMap model to determine the infralittoral zone in the Azores and Canaries.

PAR at the sea surface

Updated: 26 May 2016 - metadata

Amount of photosynthetically active radiation (light) at the sea surface. Used in combination with KDPAR and depth data to determine PAR at the seabed. Values in mol.phot.m^2.d^-1.

Coefficient of light attenuation in water (KDPAR)

Updated: 26 May 2016 - metadata

The diffuse attenuation coefficient of photosynthetic active radiation (KDPAR). Values in metres^-1.

Number of satellite images for each pixel of KDPAR

Updated: 26 May 2016 - metadata

Number of satellite images used to calculate the average value for each pixel in the KDPAR dataset. This is used as one of the metrics in EUSeaMap determining confidence in the values of PAR at the seabed.

Salinity at the seabed - Baltic Sea

Updated: 2012

Mean salinity regime in the Baltic Sea.

Wave exposure index at the surface - Baltic Sea

Updated: 2012

Surface wave exposure model for the Baltic Sea.

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Data layers available elsewhere

Seabed substrate - Produced by and available from the EMODnet Geology project portal.

Depth to the seabed - Produced by and available from the EMODnet Bathymetry project portal.

Habitat Sample Points (UK) available through Marine Recorder snapshot from JNCC

ICES ecoregions Available from the ICES Spatial Facility.

MAIA project Marine Protected Areas available from MAIA

National maritime boundaries (Exclusive Economic Zones) available from Marine Regions

Coastline World Vector Shoreline available from NOAA

OSPAR Regions available from OSPAR

 

Data layers available by request

Boundaries

2008 MESH EUNIS habitat model

 
If you have any problems or have any enquiries regarding data downloads please contact us

*Identical data are included in both formats are included to ensure that users of both Open-source software and ESRI software are able to access the dataset.