Welcome to WISE Marine
The source of data and information on Europe's marine environment

WISE Marine provides access to data and information on the state of and pressures on Europe’s seas, and on actions that can be taken to protect and conserve them. 

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Challenges for Europe’s seas​

More efforts are needed to achieve the sustainable use of Europe’s marine resources and ensure their availability for future generations.

EU countries have reduced some pressures in the last decades, but marine ecosystems are still impacted by multiple pressures from human activities at sea and on land, which is intensified by climate change. As a consequence, marine species and habitats are still not in good condition.

The resilience of marine ecosystems against climate change makes a big contribution to that of the planet, but the ongoing pressures reduce this marine resilience.

Responding to these challenges requires fundamental changes to make our society more sustainable than today

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