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.


32,408 marine georeferenced places
40,117 marine place names
9,810 polygons of geographic places
12 marine geographic regional/global classifications
Maritime Boundaries (EEZ) of the world


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) [Read more]
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 ... [Read more]
A new version (V8) of the World EEZ shapefiles has been released
Added on: 2014-02-28 10:00:29 by Claus, Simon
A 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. [Read more]
National Geographic November issue using EEZ from Marineregions
Added on: 2013-10-30 10:32:58 by Claus, Simon
The 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, Simon
As 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. [Read more]

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