At the moment the Marine Regions lists and provides geographical relations on more than 48,328 place names, representing 35,024 marine geographic places. The scope of Marine Regions is global, but there is at the moment a geographic focus on European, North American and Antarctic marine waters.

Geographic distribution of geographic objects from Marine Regions (21 November 2012)

Regional checklists (16,456 records)

North Sea
Placenames Southern Bight of the North Sea and Scheldt Estuary (2,720 records)
SCAR Composite Gazetteer (more info) (8,254 records)
Four Maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica (more info) (150 records)
Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer (more info) (513 records)
Australian Antarctic Gazetteer (more info) (34 records)
Black Sea
GIS meteorology of Azov and Black Seas author Vladimir Belokopytov (1,885 records)
European seas
Marine Natura 2000 sites (more info) (2,900 records)

Global checklists (9,148 records)

IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of undersea feature names (October 2002, May 2004, January 2010, August 2011, October 2012) (more info) (139 records)
ASFA thesaurus (more info) (755 records)
Distribution records from WoRMS (8,207 records)
World Marine Heritage sites (more info) (47 records)

Marine Boundaries (2,028 records)

Limits of Oceans and Seas, Special Publication 23, 3rd Edition 1953, published by the International Hydrographic Organization (more info) (168 records)
Exclusive Economic Zones (more info) 287 records
Marine Regions Standard: an Intersect of the IHO Sea Areas and the Maritime Boundaries database (more info) (544 records)
Large Marine Ecosystems of the World (more info) (66 records)
FAO Major Fishing Areas, UN Atlas of the Oceans (more info) (1 records)
Ecological geography of the Sea (Longhurst, 1998) (more info) (109 records)
Marine Ecoregions of the World, MEOW (Spalding et al., 2007) (more info) (317 records)
ICES Ecoregions (more info) (15 records)
The SeaVoX Salt and Fresh Water Body Gazetteer (more info) (267 records)
TDWG Geography shapefiles (more info) (0 records)
The NAFO Convention Area (more info) (181 record)
(Historical) fishing areas of Belgian sea fisheries (more info) (30 records)
IOS Regions (more info) (43 records)

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