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At the moment the Marine Regions lists and provides geographical relations on more than 39,858 place names, representing 32,186 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 (16,380 records)

North Sea
Placenames Southern Bight of the North Sea and Scheldt Estuary (2,724 records)
Antarctica
SCAR Composite Gazetteer (more info) (8,208 records)
Four Maps representing Belgian toponyms in Antarctica (more info) (150 records)
Bulgarian Antarctic Gazetteer (more info) (513 records)
Australian Antarctic Gazetteer (more info) (32 records)
Black Sea
GIS meteorology of Azov and Black Seas author Vladimir Belokopytov (1,853 records)
European seas
Marine Natura 2000 sites (more info) (2,900 records)

Global checklists (12,614 records)

IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of undersea feature names (October 2002, May 2004, January 2010, August 2011, October 2012) (more info) (4,051 records)
ASFA thesaurus (more info) (753 records)
Distribution records from WoRMS (7,764 records)
World Marine Heritage sites (more info) (46 records)

Marine Boundaries (2,062 records)

Limits of Oceans and Seas, Special Publication 23, 3rd Edition 1953, published by the International Hydrographic Organization (more info) (165 records)
Exclusive Economic Zones (more info) 286 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) (39 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)

Database growth Marine Gazetteer

YearGeoObjects
200514,332
200614,439
200716,742
200820,256
200921,819
201022,523
201123,538
201225,400
201331,864
201432,186
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