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Details
Item Type : Feature
Domain : IHO Hydro
AlphaCode : Unspecified
FeatureName: Archipelagic Baseline
Alias : Unspecified
CamelCase : ArchipelagicBaseline
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : Straight baselines joining the outermost points of the outermost islands and drying reefs of the archipelago provided that within such baselines are included the main islands and an area in which the ratio of the area of the water to the area of the land, including atolls, is between 1 to 1 and 9 to 1.
Reference : Article 47, Para 1
Definition Source : United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
Similarity to Source : Restyled
Int1 :
S4 :
Recommended Attributes :
Distinguishing Features :
Remarks : The length of such baselines shall not exceed 100 nautical miles, except that up to 3 per cent of the total number of baselines enclosing any archipelago may exceed that length, up to a maximum length of 125 nautical miles.
Management Details
Proposal Type : Clarification
Submitting Organization : IHO Secretariat
Proposed Change : Add definition as adapted from UNCLOS Article 47. Add definition source, reference and similarity.
Justification : Standardization of Register content.
Proposed : 2019-04-12
Accepted : 2019-02-22
Amended : 2019-04-15
Successor : -
Predecessor : -


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