A new and improved version of the European Atlas of the Seas is now available on the website of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeatlas. It includes 24 new maps, hundreds of updates and improvements. The European Atlas of the Seas was one of the actions outlined by the Commission when it launched an Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union in 2007. A pilot version of the atlas has been available on DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries' public website since May 2010. The new version takes into account the feedback received on the pilot version from the public survey and user testing.