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Maritime Boundaries

This facility provides free access to GIS data on the European maritime boundaries. View maritime boundary data on an interactive map of Europe. Alternatively, download Esri compatible GIS files (Geodatabase or Shapefile). Datasets are also available via OGC compliant web feature service (WFS) or web map services (WMS). The metadata featured here can be downloaded as XML.

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Metadata format: ISO 19139

EMODnet Human Activities: Maritime boundaries

Resource Identification Information

              These conventions list the coordinates of points which are the vertices of segments which, in turn, define the maritime boundaries. This layer therefore features the following elements: - The textual content of international conventions establishing maritime boundaries in Europe. Maritime boundaries featured in this layer include territorial waters, bi- or multi-lateral boundaries (e.g. in the North Sea) as well as contiguous and exclusive economic zones. Some fishing areas are also defined. - The coordinates of points listed in these conventions are vertices of maritime boundaries - The maritime boundaries themselves, defined as the segments which links the different points listed in the international conventions.This layer covers the coast and surrounding seas of EU-25 as well as the sea around Iceland and Greenland. Restrictions are those cases where no regulatory text exists within the UNCLOS till now.
Missing lines have been updated from even with no information about treats or regulatory text.
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: Maritime boundaries
Revision date2005-08-03

Themes or categories of the resourceboundaries

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsArea management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2005-08-03

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsMaritime boundaries
TitleMaritime boundaries
Revision date2005-08-03

Dataset languageEnglish

Resource constraints
Limitations of use
                      Re-use of content for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the sources (both EMODnet - Human Activities, and primary sources) are acknowledged. EMODnet - Human Activities accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the re-use of content accessible on its website.
Point of contact -
Organization's nameEuropean Environment Agency
Point of contact -
Organization's namePetroleum Affairs Division
Contact information

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Contact information

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage statement
                    Basic and aditional information have been join from aditional data available in the original source (EEA). Marine boundaries status have been updated. EEZ in Portugal, Spain and Italy have been updated according to Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by Cogea. For further information on validation and quality assurance, it is suggested that primary data sources are contacted.
Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification

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Distribution Information


Transfer options
Online resource
Online location

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Metadata Information

Last update2016-04-28

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCETMAR
Contact information

Scope of the data described by the metadatadataset

Metadata languageEnglish
Metadata character setMD_CharacterSetCode_utf8

Name of the metadata standard usedISO19115
Version of the metadata standard2003/Cor.1:2006

Metadata identifierEmodnet_Human_Activities_Others_Managements_WGS84

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