North Sea Atlas

The North Sea Atlas includes thematic maps of the Government organisations that have a role to play on the North Sea.

The North Sea Atlas contains maps with data about the water system and the use, policy and management of the North Sea. Initially, a limited set of maps was included in the Atlas, but it is being expanded more and more as time goes by.

The North Sea Atlas was commissioned by the Interdepartmental Directors North Sea Consultative Body (IDON), a cooperative venture of Ministries that have a designated task on the North Sea.

Themes

Water system

Maps displaying the North Sea’s physical, chemical and biological properties and how they are developing.

Use

The North Sea is used for fishery, the extraction of minerals and the generation of (wind) energy, but it also functions as a network of shipping routes and is home to various cable and pipe systems.

Policy and management

The regulations for human use, the international agreements related to those regulations and more or less well-defined plans for the future.

Theme Title Discription
Thema's
I Water system Maps displaying the North Sea’s physical, chemical and biological properties and how they are developing.
II Use The North Sea is used for fishery, the extraction of minerals and the generation of (wind) energy, but it also functions as a network of shipping routes and is home to various cable and pipe systems.
III Policy and management The regulations for human use, the international agreements related to those regulations and more or less well-defined plans for the future.