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Discover the new 'European Atlas of the Seas’

With the latest edition of the European Atlas of the Seas, citizens across Europe now have access to stunning sea charts and interactive ocean information in their own language, making the Atlas an even more accessible and useful educational tool. From now on, visitors can navigate the Atlas in the 24 official languages of the European Union and explore a wide range of popular marine topics such as tourism, litter, the environment, energy, aquaculture and many more.

With an enriched catalog of more than 285 interactive map layers and the ability to create custom maps that can be printed, shared and embedded in articles or presentations, the European Atlas of the Seas is the easy and attractive way to connect people to our blue planet.

The Atlas comes with a range of new features, including an improved printing module and measuring tool, the integration of short stories with interesting map layers and the use of the most detailed background map available worldwide. An interactive tool guides users through the new features of the Atlas.

In addition to the release of the multilingual Atlas, there is also the "24 reasons to learn about the ocean" campaign in which well-known public figures from all over the European Union emphasize in their own language what the ocean means to them and why you should explore it. Tracking can be done via Twitter and Instagram.

The European Atlas of the Seas is the official digital mapping tool of the Directorate General of the European Commission for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, dedicated to ocean literacy. The Atlas is an Open Data platform and benefits from the important contributions of many data providers. These are primarily the European Commission and its agencies (European Environment Agency, Eurostat, etc.), as well as EMODnet, which provides around 135 maps. Since September 2017, the management of the Atlas has been in the hands of EMODnet.