Map Viewer, Download & metadata catalogue

Welcome to the EMODnet Seabed Habitats Map Viewing portal (or webGIS), which is linked to the ICES habitat mapping metadata catalogue.

The portal presents broad-scale habitat maps covering all European waters, individual collated habitat maps from surveys, modelled distribution maps of specific habitats and datasets relating to habitats on EU and international lists.

Users can either select the information they wish to view on their desktop using use our Web Map Service (WMS) or simply launch the mapper and browse for information by clicking the relevant icon below.


Launch the Map Viewer

View data on your computer

Opens a basic map view, by-passing the query page.
You can zoom and add layers manually.

Opens a page with information on how to use our Web Map Service (WMS) in your desktop GIS application.

Download data layers

Search Metadata


Magnifying glass

Opens a page describing the layers available to download,
from which you select the required layers
Open a page to search for habitat maps from survey to view metadata or view the data on the map viewer.


By using this site you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.  The Terms & Conditions govern the way you can use the service and any material, data and/or information made available to you through it. Please read them carefully.

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