At the moment the Marine Regions lists and provides geographical relations on more than 60,923 place names, representing 47,430 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 (17,664 records)

IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of undersea feature names (more info) (7,361 records)
US BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF) (more info) (10,491 records)
ASFA thesaurus (more info) (764 records)
Distribution records from WoRMS (9,492 records)
World Marine Heritage sites (more info) (47 records)

Marine Boundaries (2,117 records)

Limits of Oceans and Seas, Special Publication 23, 3rd Edition 1953, published by the International Hydrographic Organization (more info) (164 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) (546 records)
Large Marine Ecosystems of the World (more info) (66 records)
FAO Major Fishing Areas, UN Atlas of the Oceans (more info) (38 records)
Ecological geography of the Sea (Longhurst, 1998) (more info) (109 records)
Marine Ecoregions of the World, MEOW (Spalding et al., 2007) (more info) (319 records)
ICES Ecoregions (more info) (22 records)
The SeaVoX Salt and Fresh Water Body Gazetteer (more info) (312 records)
The NAFO Convention Area (more info) (181 record)
(Historical) fishing areas of Belgian sea fisheries (more info) (30 records)
IOS Regions (43 records)

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