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Canada Marine Planning Atlas

The Canada Marine Planning Atlas (the atlas) is a key component of marine spatial planning in Canada. It is an interactive mapping tool for decision-makers and other end users to access information about ecological processes, bioregion features and human activities in Canada's marine spatial planning areas.

The atlas allows users to discover, view, interact with and download geospatial data relevant to marine spatial planning.

Open the Atlantic atlas

Open the Pacific atlas

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About the atlas

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with federal, provincial and Indigenous partners to implement marine spatial planning (MSP) in Canada: a transparent, inclusive and sustainable oceans planning and management process. More...


The maps and data contained in this application have been made available for information purposes only.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada does not warrant the reliability, currency, positional or thematic accuracy of any data or information published in these maps. Misalignment of some datasets may occur due to the methods used to produce the original product. Fisheries and Oceans Canada assumes no responsibility for errors in the content of the provided information.

Under no circumstances will Fisheries and Oceans Canada be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or other damages resulting from the use of data or information contained in these maps. This includes, without limitation, any lost profits or business interruption.

Use of data or information obtained from the Government of Canada's Open Data portal is subject to the Open Government License. For more information, visit Open Government Licence - Canada.

When accessing data or information, users may be directed to a non-government web service location.  Data or information obtained from other web services may be subject to the particular source's license requirements and permissions.

Contact us for help

This application is intended to be a discovery tool for geospatial data layers across Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

For technical issues or if you have data that you want to make accessible (please review our data checklist requirements), please contact:

How to use the atlas


Atlantic atlas datasets
Pacific atlas datasets
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