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Durham University

IBRU: Centre for Borders Research

Use of the IBRU Arctic maps

The IBRU Arctic maps and briefing notes are copyright © of IBRU: The Centre for Borders Research at Durham University. Neither the maps nor the briefing notes may be reproduced in any format without the written consent of IBRU.

Non-commercial use

IBRU normally grants permission for the maps to be reproduced for academic and other non-commercial purposes free of charge, subject to the following conditions:

1. 'IBRU, Durham University' must be clearly acknowledged as the source of the maps.

2. A link to must be provided so that readers can view the briefing notes that accompany the maps if they wish.

3. With the exception of the Central Arctic Ocean map, for which a grey-scale version is provided on this website, the maps must be reproduced in colour. None of the maps may be modified in any way without IBRU's explicit permission.

4. Further permission must be sought for any additional use of the maps.

Commercial use

IBRU may grant permission for the maps to be reproduced for commercial purposes subject to agreement on licensing arrangements.

Available formats

The maps can be supplied in the following formats:

  • Encapsulated postscript (EPS) file - best format for print output
  • High-resolution JPG
  • A PowerPoint slide for lectures and presentations

Higher resolution PDF versions of the ‘Maritime boundaries and jurisdictions’ and ‘Arctic continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles’ maps also are available on request.


All enquiries concerning use of the IBRU Arctic maps should be directed to