Data & Maps

How can I export the MPA database for my own use?

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Files above packaged for distribution on January 30, 2017. For a pdf of field/column definitions, click here.

If you are in need of a subset of MPAtlas data or any custom analysis beyond what is listed here, please contact us at with your request, and we will do what we can to help.  While we are always happy to freely share data products and analyses that we have already created, we may need to invoice you for any new analysis that you request to cover the nominal costs of our staff and processing time.

Please cite MPAtlas as:

Online:  Marine Conservation Institute (year), MPAtlas [On-line]. Seattle, WA. Available at: [Accessed (please insert date of download dd/mm/yyyy)].

Database: Marine Conservation Institute. (year). MPAtlas. Seattle, WA.  [Accessed (please insert date of download dd/mm/yyyy)].


Map Gallery

Below is a selection of maps created by the team at We provide them to be used for non-commercial use.  Please credit " [Current MM/YYYY]."  We ask that you consider a one-time donation if you have found our maps useful.  It would really help us continue to update these maps and make them available to the public.
Altered versions can be provided by request, at a cost based on the time needed to make the changes.  Please inquire at if interested.  
Thank you, 
The MPAtlas Team


Very Large Marine Protected Areas


Proposed Marine Protection


Global MPAs [simple]


Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument


MPAs of the Pacific US


Shark Sanctuaries


Global High Seas


Gulf Gems 2014


Deep Sea Benthic Protections


Map series created to track benthic protection in the high seas.

Global Protected Areas