EMODnet Seabed Habitats Web Services

The map data that is viewable on our map viewer is also viewable in your desktop GIS application via our Web Map Service (WMS).

If you would like to use/display this map on your desktop GIS application or on another mapping portal, you can use this WMS address (copy and paste the address into your application):

For map images of the general EMODnet Seabed Habitats datasets and products such as EUSeaMap:

https://ows.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/emodnet_view/wms - Web Map Service (WMS)

For map images of the individual habitat map and model datasets collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats:

https://ows.emodnet-seabedhabitats.eu/emodnet_view_maplibrary/wms - Web Map Service (WMS)


Similarly for access to true data (where available) via Web Feature Service (WFS):




For more information on the EMODnet Seabed Habitats web services, please visit our GitHub page.

Application guidance

For information on how to connect to a WMS in QGIS, visit Adding WMS Layers on the Harvard University QGIS 2.0 workshop.

For information on how to connect to a WMS in ArcMap, visit Adding WMS services on the ArcGIS Resource Center.

For information on how to connect to a WMS in MapInfo, visit Adding a WMS Server in MapInfo Professional in the MapInfo reference pages.