Official Release of EUSeaMap 2019

We have released a new version of the pan-European broad-scale seabed habitat map – EUSeaMap (2019). It is now available to view on our Interactive Map Viewer, to access via Web Mapping Service (WMS) and to download.

EUSeaMap is classified according to the EUNIS habitat classification scheme, Marine Strategy Framework Directive Benthic Broad Habitats and a bespoke scheme that is more relevant in some areas. It has already been widely-used across government, commercial and research sectors.

  • Increased coverage; extending further into Norway and the Barents Sea
  • Higher map resolution; from new depth (100 x 100 m) and substrate data (combining multiple resolutions for the best available scale)
  • Method refinements

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