Marine Gazetteer Placedetails

Status Proposed standard Proposed standard
Language Name Name source
EnglishAbrolhos ShelfIHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names   
EnglishAbrolhos BankUS BGN Advisory Committee on Undersea Features (ACUF)   
PlaceType Shelf 
Latitude 18° 22' 38.7" S (-18.37741°)  
Longitude 38° 40' 49.7" W (-38.68046°)  
Min. Lat 19° 42' 29.9" S (-19.7083°)  
Min. Long 39° 38' 6" W (-39.635°)  
Max. Lat 16° 44' 42" S (-16.745°)  
Max. Long 37° 19' 30" W (-37.325°)  
Source IHO-IOC GEBCO Gazetteer of Undersea Feature Names, available online at
Notes Previous coordinates (en): Lat: -18.52; Long: -38.7    
GEBCO: associated meeting, proposer and year of proposal (en): Associated meeting: SCUFN-22. Proposer: Brazilian Navy Hydrographic Center of the Brazilian Hydrographic Office (DHN). Year of proposal: 2009.    
GEBCO: discoverer and year of discovery (en): Discoverer: Portuguese explorers (16th century). History: Named from the Abrolhos Archipelago which is located inside this shelf. The specific term"abrolhos,"which means"open eyes; to stare,"was used by the ancient Portuguese navigators when arriving in t    
Additional information (en): Changed from "bank" to "shelf" by SCUFN22 (2009), in accordance with how this feature is referred to by the Brazilian scientific community. Minimum depth (m): 18. Maximum depth (m): 3835. Total relief (m): 3817. Dimension: ~220 km x 245 km, with a hexagon    
Coordinates in ACUF (en): Latitude: -18.5; Longitude: -38.75    
ACUF unique id (UFI) (en): -152198    
Previous coordinates (en): Lat: -18.52; Long: -38.69667 (update 2022-07-26)    
Part of  South Atlantic Ocean (IHO Sea Area)  [view hierarchy]   
Edit history Last edited on 2022-07-26 14:30:46 by Lonneville Britt
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