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About Marine Regions

Marine Regions is a standard list of marine georeferenced place names and areas. It integrates and serves geographic information from the VLIMAR Gazetteer and the MARBOUND database and proposes a standard of marine georeferenced locations, boundaries and regions.


61,101 marine georeferenced places
75,123 marine place names
37,510 polygons of geographic places
12 marine geographic regional/global classifications
Maritime Boundaries (EEZ) of the world



Updates of Maritime Boundaries derived products: The Intersection with IHO Areas and The Union with the World Countries

Added on: 2020-03-24 10:11:35 by Fernandez, Salvador launches the version 4 of the intersect of the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and IHO sea areas & the version 3 of the union of world country boundaries and EEZ's ...

New release: version 11 of Maritime Boundaries

Added on: 2019-11-19 16:23:30 by Lonneville, Britt is proud to launch version 11 of the Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase. ...

HAB monitoring grids added to Marine Regions

Added on: 2019-07-24 12:12:21 by Lonneville, Britt
Monitoring grids for Harmful Algal Blooms available in Marine Regions gazetteer ...

Integration of new GEBCO, ACUF and New Zealand features

Added on: 2019-05-29 15:11:49 by Lonneville, Britt
Marine Regions has completed its yearly integration of new features from the GEBCO, ACUF and New Zealand gazetteers. ...

New release of global contourite distribution database

Added on: 2019-03-20 15:28:37 by Schepers, Lennert
Last summmer 211 new drifts were added to our global contourite distribution database. We now have 380 drifts as (multi)polygon, 28 drifts as point and 20 contourite depositional systems (CDS) available as download. We just published them officially with doi:! ...

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