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URI http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/C16/current/
DescriptionSea area terms from the IHB(1953) list plus additional terms added under SeaDataNet governance.
CreatorSeaDataNet
Modified2012-11-07
Version Info9
Identifier C16
Register Manager British Oceanographic Data Centre
Register Owner SeaDataNet
Members
Identifier PrefLabel Definition Date
28Bg Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
28Bh Aegean Sea (The Archipelago) (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
28Ab Alboran Sea (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
44 Andaman or Burma Sea 1954-01-01
39 Arabian Sea 1954-01-01
48h Arafura Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
ARA Aral Sea Large inland water body comprising three lakes (North Aral Sea, eastern and western basins of the South Aral Sea) having coastlines in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. 2008-12-08
17 Arctic Ocean 1954-01-01
17a Arctic Ocean - Lincoln Sea 1954-01-01
200 Atlantic Ocean Aggregation of North and South Atlantic Ocean areas 2009-01-08
28Ac Balearic (Iberian) Sea (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
48l Bali Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
01 Baltic Sea 1954-01-01
48g Banda Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
07 Barents Sea 1954-01-01
62a Bass Strait (Great Australian Bight) 1954-01-01
43 Bay of Bengal 1954-01-01
22 Bay of Biscay 1954-01-01
25 Bay of Fundy 1954-01-01
13 Beaufort Sea 1954-01-01
55 Bering Sea 1954-01-01
66 Bismarck Sea 1954-01-01
30 Black Sea 1954-01-01
20 Bristol Channel 1954-01-01
27 Caribbean Sea 1954-01-01
CAS Caspian Sea Large brackish inland water body having coastlines in Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan. 2008-12-08
48b Celebes Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
21a Celtic Sea Formally accepted and defined by IHO as an S23(1953) extension. 2009-08-07
48f Ceram Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
12 Chukchi Sea 1954-01-01
59 Coastal Waters of SE Alaska and British Columbia 1954-01-01
64 Coral Sea 1954-01-01
15 Davis Strait 1954-01-01
48 East Indian Archipelago (Indonesia) 1954-01-01
11 East Siberian Sea 1954-01-01
50 Eastern China Sea (Tung Hai) 1954-01-01
ESC Eastern Scheldt The more northerly branch of the Scheldt Estuary. Northern boundary is a man-made dam 2010-05-24
21 English Channel 1954-01-01
48j Flores Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
FRM Fram Strait Body of water between Greenland and Svalbard 2012-11-06
62 Great Australian Bight 1954-01-01
05 Greenland Sea 1954-01-01
38 Gulf of Aden 1954-01-01
58 Gulf of Alaska 1954-01-01
36 Gulf of Aqaba 1954-01-01
48k Gulf of Boni (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
01a Gulf of Bothnia (Baltic Sea) 1954-01-01
60 Gulf of California 1954-01-01
01b Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea) 1954-01-01
34 Gulf of Guinea 1954-01-01
41 Gulf of Iran (Persian Gulf) 1954-01-01
26 Gulf of Mexico 1954-01-01
40 Gulf of Oman 1954-01-01
01c Gulf of Riga (Baltic Sea) 1954-01-01
24 Gulf of St. Lawrence 1954-01-01
35 Gulf of Suez 1954-01-01
47 Gulf of Thailand (Siam) 1954-01-01
48d Gulf of Tomini (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
48e Halmahera Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
16 Hudson Bay 1954-01-01
16a Hudson Strait 1954-01-01
IJM IJsselmeer Dutch freshwater lake with artificial dam boundaries between it and the Wadden Sea to the North and Markermeer to the South. 2010-10-04
ICS Iceland Sea Part of the Arctic Ocean to the North of Iceland between Greenland and the Norwegian Sea 2010-03-12
45 Indian Ocean 1954-01-01
18 Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland 1954-01-01
28Bf Ionian Sea (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
19 Irish Sea and St. George's Channel 1954-01-01
IRM Irminger Sea The sea area confined between Greenland and Iceland south of the Denmark Strait (the ridge) and bounded to the south by a line from Cape Farewell to the southern tip of the 2000m isobath on the Reykjanes Ridge and a line following the top of the ridge to Iceland. 2010-03-12
52 Japan Sea 1954-01-01
48n Java Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
09 Kara Sea 1954-01-01
02 Kattegat, Sound and Belts 1954-01-01
15a Labrador Sea (Davis Strait) 1954-01-01
42 Laccadive Sea 1954-01-01
10 Laptev Sea (or Nordenskjold Sea) 1954-01-01
28Ad Ligurian Sea (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
48m Makassar Strait (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
46a Malacca Strait 1954-01-01
46 Malacca and Singapore Straits 1954-01-01
MKM Markermeer Dutch freshwater lake with an artificial dam boundaries between it and IJsselmeer. 2010-10-04
28 Mediterranean Sea 1954-01-01
28B Mediterranean Sea - Eastern basin 1954-01-01
28A Mediterranean Sea - Western basin 1954-01-01
48c Molukka Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
45a Mozambique Channel (Indian Ocean) 1954-01-01
23 North Atlantic Ocean 1954-01-01
23a North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
57a North East Pacific Ocean (limit 180W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
57 North Pacific Ocean 1954-01-01
04 North Sea 1954-01-01
23b North West Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
57b North West Pacific Ocean (limit 180W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
06 Norwegian Sea 1954-01-01
500 Pacific Ocean Aggregation of North and South Pacific Ocean areas 2009-01-08
56 Philippine Sea 1954-01-01
37 Red Sea 1954-01-01
33 Rio de La Plata 1954-01-01
48o Savu Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
31 Sea of Azov 1954-01-01
29 Sea of Marmara 1954-01-01
54 Sea of Okhotsk 1954-01-01
53 Seto Naikai or Inland Sea 1954-01-01
46b Singapore Strait 1954-01-01
03 Skagerrak 1954-01-01
65 Solomon Sea 1954-01-01
32 South Atlantic Ocean 1954-01-01
49 South China Sea (Nan Hai) 1954-01-01
32a South East Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
61a South East Pacific Ocean (limit 140W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
61 South Pacific Ocean 1954-01-01
32b South West Atlantic Ocean (limit 20W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
61b South West Pacific Ocean (limit 140W) Not a valid IHB Code - created for ROSCOP compatibility 1982-01-01
SOC Southern Ocean Waters south of 60S 2008-07-01
28Aa Strait of Gibraltar (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
28C Strait of Sicily The region of the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Tunisia 2009-01-08
48a Sulu Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
63 Tasman Sea 1954-01-01
14 The Northwestern Passages 1954-01-01
14a The Northwestern Passages - Baffin Bay 1954-01-01
48i Timor Sea (East Indian Archipelago) 1954-01-01
28Ae Tyrrhenian Sea (Mediterranean Sea) 1954-01-01
ZZ Unknown The correct value is not known to and not computable by the creator of this information. However a correct value probably exists. 2008-06-23
WAS Wadden Sea Part of the North Sea between the Dutch, German and Danish coasts and the Frisian islands. 2010-03-12
WSC Western Scheldt The more southerly branch of the Scheldt Estuary. 2010-05-24
08 White Sea 1954-01-01
GLO Worldwide Global coverage from 90S to 90N and 180E to 180W 2008-07-01
51 Yellow Sea (Hwang Hai) 1954-01-01