High Seas Protection Portal
This interactive map is hosted by the team at the Marine Protection Atlas (mpatlas.org) as a resource for groups or individuals interested in the extent and types of protection in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) or the "High Seas." This project began as part of our work with the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition. We evaluated the levels of benthic (seafloor) protections for vulnerable marine ecosystems in the high seas under the various regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs). To learn more about the project this map is based on including static maps and the final report HERE.
Below the search bar on the upper left there are buttons for changing the underlying basemap, an "About" button to tell more about the mapper and project from which it was created, a "Print" button that allows you to export custom maps based on your chosen layers and area of interest in various formats (jpeg, pdf, etc). There is also a "Share" button that allows you to send a link to the mapper to others.
Please give the viewer time to load if and try again later or contact us if you have trouble getting the map to load. Any questions or additional data can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
For more information about the map and features, please visit the FAQs. Zoom in or out on the map to get layers to become viewable (if you don't see what you are looking for). Area and layer information gets more specific as you zoom in on the areas.