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.


48,188 marine georeferenced places
61,744 marine place names
27,242 polygons of geographic places
12 marine geographic regional/global classifications
Maritime Boundaries (EEZ) of the world



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). ...

GeoNetwork updated to latest version (3.0)

Added on: 2016-06-01 17:09:47 by Vanhoorne, Bart
GeoNetwork 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, 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. ...

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