Territorial Sea - U.S.-Affiliated Pacifc Islands

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

These boundaries represent the territorial sea for U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands, including Hawaii, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, as well as the U.S. Minor Outlying Islands of Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Island.

Territorial waters, or a territorial sea, as defined by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most twelve nautical miles (12 nmi) from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state. The territorial sea is regarded as the sovereign territory of the state, although foreign ships are allowed innocent passage through it; this sovereignty also extends to the airspace over and seabed below.

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Metadata Date January 31, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 31, 2018 (revision)
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date January 31, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 25, 2016 (creation), January 25, 2016 (issued), January 31, 2018 (revision)
Responsible Party NOAA Office of Coast Survey (OCS) (Point of Contact)
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Guid pac_ocs_usa_territorial_sea
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Bbox South Lat -14.760836
Bbox West Long -178.601553
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Data Service Type Open Geospatial Consortium Web Feature Service (WFS)
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