Seabed cartography

  • Organization: IME-OBSAM & SHNB

  • Funding: 30.000€

  • Year: 2019

  • Region: Balearics

Posidonia seagrass meadow.

Good cartography of the marine and coastal habitats of the Balearics and an accu-rate evaluation of their condition are essential tools for creating strategies to im-prove their management and conservation.

Because of this, the Menorca Institute of Studies (Institut Menorquí d’Estudis, IME), working with the Socio-atmospheric Observatory of Menorca (Observatori Socioambiental de Menorca, OBSAM) and the Natural History Society of the Balearics (Societat d’Història Natural de les Balears, SHNB) has compiled and collated all existing maps to create a new cartography. This new collection allows us to visualise the large diversity of habitats that exist in the islands, as well as revealing those areas for which less information is available.

This information will support our progress towards a system of natural accountancy that makes apparent the relationship between the state of marine habitats and the benefits and services they offer the community of the Balearics.

Consult the new cartography of the Balearic seabed and the map viewer.


  • Mapping marine habitats in the Balearics.

    Unifying layers and benthic communities.

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