This layer shows the extent of Live Coral collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats in European waters. Lophelia pertusa and Coral gardens are both on the OSPAR List of threatened and/or declining species and habitats. The relevant habitats were extracted from the library of maps on the EMODnet Seabed Habitats portal and collated into one standardised shapefile.This EOV layer for Live Coral is a work in progress. This file was produced during EMODnet Seabed Habitats Phase 3 (2017-2019). It is hoped there will be future iterations of the project which will allow for updates to the EOV layer.
Essential Ocean Variables - Live Coral