This layer shows the extent of macroalgal forests collated by EMODnet Seabed Habitats in European waters. Kelp and fucoid brown algae are the dominant species that comprise macroalgal forests. 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 macroalge 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 - Macroalgae Canopy