Use Cases

EMODnet Seabed Habitat products continue to grow in recognition and applicability within the wider community, aiding the delivery of a number of projects across various sectors. Projects include but are not limited to: assessing the status of EU waters, MPA network evaluations, natural capital assessments and marine spatial planning.

For a review of how broad-scale seabed habitats maps in Europe, such as EUSeaMap, helped support the implementation of Ecosystem-Based Management, and in particular Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Habitats Directive assessments, see Andersen et al. 2018.

Click on the images below to see how our products have been applied to the three different sectors. The categories below are not exhaustive: our download statistics show that our products are also applied to other areas, such as educational material.

We'd love to hear how you're using the data and products available from EMODnet Seabed Habitats. Please let us know via the form on the Contact Us page.