Niue Territorial Sea Baseline

Date created: 16 May 2019
This date indicates the date the dataset metadata was created on Pacific Data Hub.

Niue's Territorial Sea Baseline was derived using the IKONOS satellite imagery taken in 2004 and Horizontal Datum used was the World Geodetic Datum 1984 (WGS 84) as stipulated under Section 12 of the Maritime Zones Act 2013.

Niue's Territorial Sea Baseline is categorised as a normal baseline. Under the United National Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), normal baseline can be drawn around low tide elevation which are defined as naturally formed areas of land surrounded by and above water at low tide but submerged at high tide, provided they are wholly or partially within 12 nautical miles of the coast.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Issued 2013-09-10
Language
  • English
Conforms To
  • UN DOALOS Submission Standards
Documentation
  • https://www.un.org/Depts/los/LEGISLATIONANDTREATIES/PDFFILES/niu_territorial_sea_baselines_notice2013.pdf
Provenance Maritime Zones Act 2013
DCAT Type dataset
Source
Spatial Coverage
Publisher Geoscience and Energy and Maritime Division
Publisher Name The Pacific Community (SPC)
Publisher Email [email protected]
Publisher Homepage www.spc.int
Publisher Type Intergovernmental Organisation
Contact Point SPC Maritime Boundaries
Contact Name Malakai Vakautawale/Filimoni Yaya
Contact Email [email protected]/[email protected]
Topic
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries
  • Geoscience
Member countries Niue