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.


55,628 marine georeferenced places
69,451 marine place names
35,055 polygons of geographic places
12 marine geographic regional/global classifications
Maritime Boundaries (EEZ) of the world



Mineral rights areas from UK and Norway added to Marineregions

Added on: 2018-05-29 13:58:25 by Claus, Simon
Over 6,000 blocks and quads from the UK and Norway have been added to Marineregions, providing stable unique identifiers and geometries. ...

New release: version 10 of the Maritime Boundaries

Added on: 2018-02-21 18:03:56 by Oset Garcia, Paula
MarineRegions.org is proud to launch version 10 of the Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase. ...

Geo stack updated to latest stable versions

Added on: 2017-07-25 17:41:22 by Vanhoorne, Bart
The Geo stack of marineregions.org has been upgraded to the different latest versions.

A new version of the IHO Seas has been published.

Added on: 2017-01-19 13:11:27 by De Hauwere, Nathalie
Since a more accurate version of the coastline was available, the shapefile containing the IHO Sea Areas has been updated. ...

Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) added to the marineregions.org identifier (MRGID)

Added on: 2016-11-25 17:15:54 by Vanhoorne, Bart
To comply with Semantic Web technologies (RDF) and INSPIRE recommendations, we have added HTTP URI to the MRGID. This used to be a number only. ...

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