Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) added to the marineregions.org identifier (MRGID)
Added on: 2016-11-25 17:15:54 by Vanhoorne, BartTo comply with Semantic Web technologies (RDF) and INSPIRE recommendations, we have added HTTP URI to the MRGID. This used to be a number only. ...
New version of the Maritime Boundaries
Added on: 2016-10-21 10:40:00 by Claus, SimonIn this new release, Marine Regions updates the global Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) (version 9), and launches the completely new datasets for Territorial Seas (TS), Contiguous Zones (CZ), Internal Waters (IW) and Archipelagic Waters (AW). ...
GeoNetwork updated to latest version (3.0)
Added on: 2016-06-01 17:09:47 by Vanhoorne, BartGeoNetwork is a catalog application to manage spatially referenced resources. It provides powerful metadata editing and search functions as well as an interactive web map viewer. ...
GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names updated in Marine Regions
Added on: 2016-04-26 08:30:27 by De Hauwere, NathalieThe GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN), which operates under IHO and IOC, maintains and makes available a digital gazetteer of the names and geographic position of features on the sea floor. The gazetteer is linked to Marine Regions, using OGC web services. In April 2016 the list was updated: 122 records were added and coordinates of 185 features have been updated.
ACUF gazetteer of Undersea Features is now integrated in Marine Regions
Added on: 2014-12-01 16:58:04 by Oset, PaulaThe Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF), maintained by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN), works on standardization policy for names of undersea features and recommends official standard names based on proposals submitted by relevant authorities. A total of 5029 unique undersea features and 10201 names in multiple languages available from the ACUF gazetteer are now integrated in Marine Regions. ...
GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names integrated in Marine Regions
Added on: 2014-09-26 09:06:14 by Claus, SimonThe GEBCO Sub-Committee on Undersea Feature Names (SCUFN), operated under IHO and IOC, maintains and makes available a digital gazetteer of the names and geographic position of features on the sea floor. Their recently launched digital gazetteer is now linked with Marine Regions using OGC webservices. You can consult the georeferenced undersea features by selecting Sources: 'IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names'. Marine Regions is providing both accepted, synonym and previously accepted terms.
List of Contourite Depositional Systems and Drifts updated.
Added on: 2014-08-14 10:32:54 by De Hauwere, NathalieThe list of Contourite Depositional Systems and Drifts was extended in 2014. 81 new records of the place type Drift have been added based on the summary paper from Rebesco et al., 2014. ...
GeoServer updated to v. 2.5, introducing NetCDF & WFS paging support
Added on: 2014-04-26 15:53:50 by Vanhoorne, BartThe OGC backend of MarineRegions has been upgraded to the latest version (GeoServer 2.5)
Marine Regions published in Marine Geodesy
Added on: 2014-04-01 13:17:07 by Claus, Simon'Marine Regions: Towards a global standard for georeferenced marine names and boundaries' has been accepted for publication. The Author’s Accepted Manuscript of the article published in Marine Geodesy, 2014, is available online at the VLIZ library at http://www.vliz.be/en/catalogue?module=ref&refid=234589 ...
A new version (V8) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released
Added on: 2014-02-28 10:00:29 by Claus, SimonA new version (V8) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released. 17 boundaries are updated, including the recently agreed maritime boundary between Chile and Peru. The new version - including a change history - is available via the download page.
National Geographic November issue using EEZ from Marineregions
Added on: 2013-10-30 10:32:58 by Claus, SimonThe latest National Geographic Magazine issue is using the EEZ boundaries from Marineregions in the article on Mapping a New America from Robert Ballard.
Marine Regions Webservices launched
Added on: 2013-08-02 11:48:33 by Claus, SimonAs a user or developer you can now use the Marine Gazetteer webservices to feed your own application with the Marine Gazetteer standardized list of georeferenced marine place names and marine areas. Currently, we support both Restful and SOAP methods for accessing the services.
Marine Natura 2000 sites available!
Added on: 2013-05-27 14:29:04 by Claus, SimonThe boundaries of the marine and coastal Natura 2000 sites, representing an ecological network of protected areas for Europe are now accessible from marineregions.org. The sites are integrated into the marine gazetteer. Selection criteria used when defining a 'marine' site, was by checking if the site falls (partly) within the Exclusive Economic Zone of the country, based on the version 7 of the high resolution EEZ GIS cover. Currently 2894 marine Natura 2000 sites are available. The GIS boundaries of these sites, defined by the EU Habitat and Bird directives are provided to Marine Regions in real time through a webservice developed by the European Environmental Agency. EEA map services are available here.
The UNESCO Marine World Heritage Sites available through Marine Regions
Added on: 2013-03-14 12:49:27 by Claus, Simon46 Marine World Heritage Sites, covering ¼ of all marine protected areas on the planet are now available through Marine Regions. They are integrated into the marine gazetteer, can be downloaded from the download page, and are available as a WFS service.
Added on: 2012-11-20 09:30:13 by Claus, SimonWe are happy to launch marineregions.org, a list of marine georeferenced place names and areas. The objective of marineregions.org is to work towards a global standard of georeferenced marine names.
A new version (V7) of World EEZ shapefiles has been released
Added on: 2012-11-20 09:24:24 by Claus, SimonA new version (V7) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released. The shapefiles - currently only in low resolution version - are available via the download page.
A new version (6.1) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released.
Added on: 2011-05-12 11:54:19 by Lyssens, LiesbethA new version (6.1) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released. The shapefiles - including a change history - are available via the download page.
A new version (6.0) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released.
Added on: 2011-03-30 11:53:10 by Lyssens, LiesbethA new version (6.0) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released. The shapefiles are available via the download page.
Mapping technology updated
Added on: 2009-11-26 11:52:13 by Lyssens, LiesbethMapping technology updated: switched from "MapServer + Java Rosa applet" to "GeoServer + OpenLayers".