Sweden to get new sea borders

Sweden’s sea borders will be redrawn, reports Swedish Radio News. The most recent sea borders are based on areal photos taken at the beginning of the 1960s, but land elevation and today’s more exact photo technology show that the old borders are not accurate enough.

Lars Jakobsson, geodesic expert, is in charge of maritime boundaries at the Swedish Maritime Administration. He told Swedish Radio that the borders could move 500 meters in both directions.

“We are expecting to see the lines move about 500 meters both outwards and inwards,” he said.

The border of Swedish territory is exactly 12 sea miles (about 22 kilometres) from the coastline. Measurements from the archipelagos are taken from the most outer visible rocks sticking up out of the water.