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General
Data set name

Real Map of Ireland

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period2008
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Irish Continental Shelf.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Multi-beam echosounders

Description 
Summary

The Real Map of Ireland shows Ireland's marine territory of over 220 million acres which is ten times the size of the island of Ireland. The designated Irish Continental Shelf, represented by the red line on the map. shows Ireland's current territorial waters which extends out across the Atlantic Ocean and includes parts of the Irish and Celtic Seas. This area also includes one of the largest marine Exclusive Economic Zones in the European Union. The Continental Shelf of a coastal State comprises the seabed and subsoil of submarine areas that extend to 200 nautical miles from its territorial sea baselines or further if the natural prolongation of its land mass is beyond this. The coastal State exercises over the continental shelf sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring it and exploiting its natural resources. Where a margin extends beyond 200 nautical miles, a coastal state may extend its continental shelf limit, subject to the criteria set out in Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, available at http://www.un.org/depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/part6.htm.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.marine.ie/home/community/education/lessonplans/TheRealMapofIrelandIrelandsMarineResource.htm
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactLisa Fitzpatrick
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emailinstitute.mail@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c356db-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier6487
Last revised2015-09-14