Earth Imaging Journal: Remote Sensing, Satellite Images, Satellite Imagery
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EEZ

April 5, 2011

Searching for Seafaring Needles in a Huge Haystack

The most critical part of an ocean or sea in terms of a country’s economic prosperity is its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), which basically is the area of water extending 200 nautical miles outward from a nation’s coastline. A host of economic activities, including fishing, oil production, shipping and tourism take place in an EEZ.