Links to other data sources or tools

EU Marine Regions and Sub-regions. Source EEA

The WISE-Marine initiative liaises with many partners in Europe that work with marine data collection and publication, such as Copernicus Marine Service, EMODnet, or the Regional Sea Conventions' data centers. This section links to their websites, as well as to other initiatives that make available pan-European marine data, data products or tools.

EMODnet (European Marine Observation and Data Network)

Network of organisations supported by the EU’s integrated maritime policy that make European marine data available as interoperable data layers and data products.

CMEMS (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service)

Copernicus, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), is the European Programme for the establishment of a European capacity for Earth Observation. Its marine component is the CMEMS, that provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state, variability and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the global ocean and the European regional seas.

ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea)

Through the ICES data portals, users can access and download data on biodiversity, contaminants, fish surveys, oceanographic data and underwater noise, among others.

OSPAR ODIMS (Data & Information Management System)

Through ODIMS, OSPAR makes accessible a lot of data, metadata, layers and maps of the North East Atlantic.

HELCOM Map and Data Service (HELCOM MADS)

Geospatial data relevant for HELCOM work from status assessments to shipping density maps. The HELCOM Map and Data service contains various functionalities for viewing datasets, for example, identify features and attribute table functionalities.


The geoportal for sharing geospatial data and maps within the Barcelona Convention among the Mediterranean area.

EAS (European Atlas of the Seas)

The Atlas has been created by DG-MARE and it provides access to over 100 web services with up-to-date information on marine knowledge, protected areas, fisheries and blue growth.

JRC-MSFD Competence Centre- EMIS-R Marine Analyst

The EMIS-R Marine Analyst is a R-tool dedicated to the environmental assessment of marine areas as Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and political assessment units. It provides a wide range of information as maps and statistics on the selected marine areas.

Eurostat (statistical office of the European Union)

Data on statistics at the European level.

EEA section: Habitats Directive- Conservation status of habitat types and species

Tabular data as reported by Member States for the 2007-2012 period, as well as GIS files of species and habitats distribution.

EEA section: Birds Directive- Status and trends of bird populations

Tabular data as reported by Member States for the 2008-2012 period, as well as GIS files of species distribution.

EEA Natura 2000 viewer

This map viewer  allows searching for sites by site code or name, by species or habitats types. It also shows species distribution (as reported by EU Member States under Art. 12 Birds Directive or Art. 17 Habitats Directive) and habitats distribution (as reported by EU Member States under Art. 17 Habitats Directive

EEA section: WISE WFD reference spatial data sets

GIS files of the river basin districts, river basin district sub-units, surface water bodies, groundwater bodies and monitoring sites used in the first and second River Basin Management Plans (RBMP).

EEA section: WISE Water Framework Directive Database

Data from the 1st and 2nd River Basin Management Plans reported by EU Members States, Norway and the United Kingdom according to article 13 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

EEA section: Marine LitterWatch

Data on marine litter collected by different organisations (communities) via the Marine LitterWatch app or entered through the Marine LitterWatch website.

EEA section: Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive reported data

The dataset contains data selected from the reporting of Member States as part of the UWWTD implementation.

EEA Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) catalogue

Discovery tool where some European reference datasets relevant for the marine environment are described and downloadable.

EEA Discomap

EEA's map services server that allows access to a lot of different thematic maps.