The EMODnet broad-scale seabed habitat map for Europe
Building on the highly successful INTERREG IIIB-funded MESH and BALANCE projects, phase 1 of EMODnet Seabed Habitats (2009-2012) improved and harmonised the broad-scale physical habitat map across the Celtic Seas, Greater North Sea and Baltic Sea, as well as generating the very first broad-scale map of the western Mediterranean. In phase 2 (2013-2016), the coverage of the maps was extended to all European seas and the existing maps were improved. Updates and a further increase in extent to the Barent Sea will take place in the current phase (2017-2019). The map is also known as EUSeaMap.
Overview of the current broad-scale map coverage as of September 2016.
EUSeaMap provides the community with a comprehensive, free and ready-to-use map, harmonising mapping procedures and fostering a common understanding among seabed mappers in Europe. The EUSeaMap broad-scale predictive mapping methods are repeatable and ensure that the predictive maps can continue to be improved in the future.