Map layer help


This page provides information about the map layers shown on the EMODnet Seabed Habitats interactive map.


EUSeaMap 1 regions

The EUSeaMap 1 regions map layer shows the basins covered in the first phase of the EUSeaMap broad-scale predictive habitat map products produced by EMODnet Seabed Habitats in 2012.


ICES ecoregions

THE ICES ecoregions map layer shows the seas as divided by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) into ecoregions.

MESH project area (2004-2008)

The MESH project area (2004-2008) map layer simply shows the extent of the original MESH Project area. This does not include the MESH Atlantic Project area.

OSPAR North-East Atlantic Regions

The OSPAR North Atlantic Regions map layer shows the regional waters of the North-East Atlantic as described by the OSPAR commission. The waters covered by OSPAR are split into 5 regions with their own characteristics.


Further information may be found on the OSPAR website and the data can be downloaded through the OSPAR data download page



This is a help page from the EMODnet Seabed Habitats interactive mapping portal (webGIS).


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