A nation's internal waters include waters on the landward side of the baseline of a nation's territorial waters, except in archipelagic states. It includes waterways such as rivers and canals, and sometimes the water within small bays. According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the coastal nation is free to set laws, regulate any use, and use any resource. Foreign vessels have no right of passage within internal waters, and this lack of right to innocent passage is the key difference between internal waters and territorial waters.

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Theme Government
Date dataset released 1999-01-01
Date dataset updated 2016-09-23
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons licence conditions apply', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/AdministrativeUnits/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=20&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-11.5,50.5,-5.5,55.5&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-11.0, 50.0],[-11.0, 56.0], [-5.0, 56.0], [-5.0, 50.0], [-11.0, 50.0]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-50"}
Provenance information Data created from Straight Baselines Survey 2016 and used in Irelands Marine Atlas.
Period of time covered (begin) 1999-01-01