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Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase
Citable as data publication
Flanders Marine Institute (2019). Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase, version 11. Available online at http://www.marineregions.org/. https://doi.org/10.14284/382
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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Description
Despite the strategic significance of EEZs, a standard georeferenced product with maritime boundaries was not available at the global level (Claus et. al, 2014), until it was developed and made available by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in 2006 (Deckers and Vanden Berghe, 2006).

The product developed at VLIZ consisted of two GIS layers providing both the maritime boundaries (lines) and the EEZs (polygons). The layers were regularly updated with 8 consecutive versions published between 2006 and 2014. Version 9 was launched by the VLIZ-hosted portal Marineregions.org in October 2016 and implied major new developments. Straight and archipelagic baselines were included, together with remaining areas defined by UNCLOS: internal and archipelagic waters, territorial seas and contiguous zones. Version 10 (2018) fixes known issues, updated treaties or minor fixes. For version 11 (2019) UN country codes were included in the EEZ attribute table.

Scope
Themes:
Boundaries
Keywords:
Marine, Contiguous zones, Exclusive economic zone, International boundaries, Law of the sea, Territorial waters, World Oceans

Geographical coverage
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

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

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
MarineRegions.org, more
Child datasets:
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Archipelagic Waters, more
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Contiguous Zones (24NM), more
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Internal Waters, more
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Maritime Boundaries and Exclusive Economic Zones (200NM), more
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Territorial Seas (12NM), more
Previous version:
Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: GIS maps
Metadatarecord created: 2019-09-30
Information last updated: 2019-09-30
All data in the Integrated Marine Information System (IMIS) is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy