Bringing the Ocean to Society
2 Apr 2020
DG MARE's Map Of The Month powered by EurOcean
After Map Of The Week, our RID continues to be in the spotlight around Europe

As announced in the latest DG MARE newsletter, Europe has built an extensive network of marine research infrastructures that allows scientists and researchers to explore, sample and learn about our ocean in ways never before imaginable. Their Map Of The Month features the locations of different marine research infrastructures, which allow us to improve weather forecasts, ensure maritime safety, advance our understanding of climate change and much more.

The map appears on the European Atlas of the Seas, which provides information about Europe’s marine environment, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea-level rise, fish consumption, and much more.

Users can benefit from an enriched catalogue with more than 200 map layers to explore, collate and create their own marine and coastal maps. These maps can be printed, shared and embedded in articles or presentations. The Atlas is the ideal tool for schools, researchers and professionals, or anyone wishing to enhance their knowledge.

The Atlas aims to raise awareness of Europe's seas and coasts in the context of the EU's integrated maritime policy. To improve accessibility to all EU citizens, the Atlas is available in the 24 official languages of the European Union.

Earlier on March, the Map Of The Week featured the locations of the infrastructures listed in EurOcean's RID, Europe's most complete catalogue on marine research infrastructures. Today, the European Commission, through DG MARE, has elected it as Map Of The Month.