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.


48,905 marine georeferenced places
62,726 marine place names
27,972 polygons of geographic places
12 marine geographic regional/global classifications
Maritime Boundaries (EEZ) of the world



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. ...

New version of the Maritime Boundaries

Added on: 2016-10-21 10:40:00 by Claus, Simon
In 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). ...

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