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.
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Statistics

47,467 marine georeferenced places
60,996 marine place names
26,504 polygons of geographic places
12 marine geographic regional/global classifications
Maritime Boundaries (EEZ) of the world

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GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names updated in Marine Regions

Added on: 2016-04-26 08:30:27 by De Hauwere, Nathalie
The 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, Paula
The 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, Simon
The 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, Nathalie
The 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, Bart
The OGC backend of MarineRegions has been upgraded to the latest version (GeoServer 2.5)

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