Large Marine Ecosystems Hub
A Regional Perspective on the World's Oceans
Map Type
Map Layers
3D Globe viewer under development. Please switch to Standard 2D map to enable additional map functionality and data layers, E.g.

  • LME Health Index
  • National EEZs
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Mission Blue Hope Spots
  • Ocean Features
  • Habitat Classifications
  • Species Distributions
  • Fisheries Activity
  • Shipping Traffic
  • Weather Maps
  • Ocean Currents
  • Tourism Hotspots
  • Section Name
    Loading LME Map Layer
    Selected LME Name
    Area (km²):
    No of Countries:
    Coastal Pop:
    Area in MPAs:
    LME Health:
    Main Uses:
    Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs)
    Defined LMEs :
    Area Covered (km²) :
    MPA Coverage (%) :
    Active LMEs :
    Featured LMEs :
    "Featured Stories"

    This area will feature additional LME related content and stories, highlighting the main uses (fishing, tourism, industry, recreation), iconic species, threats and unique bio/geological features found in the LME etc.

    Format of content still under development, but possibly interactive with the map by overlaying data/features and highlighting locations etc. in a visually engaging way.

    Scholar Version

    This section will contain links to more scientific oriented publications and reports primiarly aimed at LME practicioners, marine professionals, academics and researchers.

    Format of contents TBC, but most likely links to pdf documents and other external web resources (E.g. the documents and reports listed for the LME projects on IW:Learn).

    Welcome to the Large Marine Ecosystems Hub