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Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Maritime Boundaries and Exclusive Economic Zones (200NM)
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Flanders Marine Institute (2016). Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Maritime Boundaries and Exclusive Economic Zones (200NM), version 9. Available online at

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Version 9 of the Maritime Boundaries and the Exclusive Economic Zones from the VLIZ Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase. Boundaries have been built using information about treaties between coastal countries. When treaties are not available, median lines have been calculated. An exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a seazone extending from a state's coast or baseline over which the state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources. Generally a state's EEZ extends 200 nautical miles out from its coast, except where resulting points would be closer to another country. This dataset also contains delimitation of disputed areas and joint regimes. more

The Maritime Boundaries available for download on Marine Regions website are now on its 9th version. This version not only builds on what was made in earlier versions but it also adds shapefiles for areas and lines that, to the best of our knowledge, had never been published before at a global scale. In this new release, Marine Regions makes available most of the maritime areas defined in the Law of the Sea Convention: Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ), Territorial Seas (TS), Contiguous Zones (CZ), Internal Waters (IW) and Archipelagic Waters (AW).

Marine, Exclusive economic zones, Law of the sea, World Oceans

Geographical coverage
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata ownerdata creatordata managerdatabase developer

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: GIS maps
Metadatarecord created: 2016-10-14
Information last updated: 2016-11-18
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