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Maritime Boundaries

Data Created 08 Mar 2005 Published 08 Mar 2005 Last modified 29 Nov 2012, 11:57 AM
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Maritime boundaries are established through international conventions

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Maritime Boundaries, vector data, polyline


Dataset Structure Description
Coastal Erosion Indicators Study



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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.


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