The new EUSeaMap booklet is out!

We published EUSeaMap a broad-scale seabed habitat map for European Seas: a new booklet describing EMODnet Seabed Habitats flagship product.

European Broad-Scale Seabed Habitat Maps and ecosystem based management

A paper, recently published in the Open Journal of Ecology, reviews the application of Broad-Scale Seabed Habitats Maps (BSHM) in Europe, such as EUSeaMap, MESH Atlantic BSHM, Balance and UKSeaMap, for Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Habitats Directive assessments, since their beginnings (~2006) to 2015. 

EMODnet Seabed Habitats data crucial in assessing the extent of physical damage to benthic habitats in the North-East Atlantic

EMODnet Seabed Habitats data allowed the mapping of potential disturbance to benthic habitats due to fishing in the north-east Atlantic. The assessment was part of the wider OSPAR Intermediate Assessment 2017 , which evaluates the status of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. The assessment contributes to delivery of both the OSPAR North-East Atlantic Environment Strategy (The OSPAR Strategy) and the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive .