Cook Islands Bathymetry


The Cook Islands EEZ has one of the world's largest and most abundant accumulations of polymetallic nodules.

The area has been heavily surveyed since the 1970s by MICA, SOPAC, JOGMEC and others, and this has led to an abundance of valuable data. A licensing round was opened in 2021, and exporation licenses were awarded to 3 companies in February of 2022

This is an interactive 3D model of the Cook Islands EEZ that indicates the extent of the EEZ, the license areas, and sample points:

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Further data is available at the Cook Islands EEZ data page.

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