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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_HA_Maritime_boundaries_20210506


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The database on maritime boundaries in the EU was created in 2014 by CETMAR for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). It is the result of the aggregation and harmonization of datasets provided by EEA 
			  (https://www.eea.europa.eu/) and Marine Regions (http://marineregions.org/). It is updated every year and is available for viewing and download on EMODnet Human Activities web portal (www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu). The database contains polylines representing maritime boundaries (territorial waters, bi- or multi-lateral boundaries (e.g. in the North Sea) as well as contiguous and exclusive economic zones) in the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and third countries related to them. Each polyline has the following attributes (where available): MBLSZOTPID, LocalId, Site Name, Legal Foundation Date, Legal Foundation Document, Country, nationalLe, Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics and Type of Agreement. For the case of the Coastline database, the following attributes are included (where available): FID_Europe, Shape_Leng, Source, Shape_Le_1, Shape_Le_2.
            
Citation
TitleEMODnet_HA_Maritime_boundaries_20210506
Publication date2014-01-01
Revision date2021-05-06
Creation date2014-01-01

Themes or categories of the resourceboundaries

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsArea management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2008-06-01

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsAdministrative boundary
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Concepts, version 4.2
Publication date2021-01-22

Dataset languageEnglish

Resource constraints
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.
                    
Resource constraints
Legal constraints
Access constraintsotherRestrictions

Other constraints
                      no limitation
                    
Spatial resolution
Dataset's scale
Scale denominator100000

Ground sample distance metres

Point of contact - author
Organization's nameCentro Tecnologico del Mar - Fundación CETMAR
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssocioeconomia@cetmar.org

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameEuropean Environment Agency (EEA)
Contact information
Address
e-mail address

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMarine Regions
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressinfo@marineregions.org

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    Data show the maritime boundaries related to different countries, i.e. Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and third countries related to them. Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by CETMAR. Information was collected from EEA (https://www.eea.europa.eu/) and Marine Regions (http://marineregions.org/) databases. 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

Product specification
TitleCOMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1205/2008 of 3 December 2008 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards metadata
Publication date2008-12-04

Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification

Product specification
TitleCorrigendum to INSPIRE Metadata Regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union, L 328, page 83
Publication date2009-12-15

Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification

Product specification
TitleCommission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
Publication date2010-12-08

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Distribution Information

Format
Nameunknown
Versionunknown

Transfer options
Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu/

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Metadata Information

Last update2021-05-06

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCentro Tecnologico del Mar - Fundación CETMAR
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssocioeconomia@cetmar.org

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_HA_Maritime_boundaries_20210506

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