Sea anglers will be particularly interested in the new series of marine maps that Infomar have been releasing recently. And not just sea anglers, indeed anyone with an interest in geography, maps, the marine etc. Because these maps are truly stunning and beautiful creations that bring oceanography and art together, and would look great on any wall.

Infomar (Integrated Mapping for the Sustainable Development of Ireland’s Marine Resource) is a 20-year, DECC-funded joint programme between the Geological Survey Ireland and the Marine Institute, surveying our unmapped marine territory and creating a range of integrated mapping products of the physical, chemical and biological features of the seabed.

Now Infomar are releasing a new series of marine coastal maps, the Bluescale series, that are not just beautiful to look at, but also very detailed and informative about our coastal topography. We spotted them on the Infomar Twitter (@followtheboats), where they announced that one new map will be released every week – teasing us! 9 weeks later, the library is looking better and better…

While these sample pics may look great, the full-resolution maps are amazingly detailed, and what’s more absolutely FREE! They can be downloaded from the Infomar gallery here. The large jpeg files are perfect for printing and framing, and would look great on any wall. Some of them will certainly be going up on ours!