This standard sets out the New Zealand Geographic Board’s criteria and principles for naming undersea features.

Document Status: Current
Document Number: 60000
Regulatory Area: NZGB
Document Type: Standards
Published date: 6 September 2016

Under the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa) Act 2008 (NZGBA) the New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa (NZGB) assigns, approves, alters, adopts and discontinues official and recorded geographic names of undersea features on the continental shelf of New Zealand and within the Ross Dependency of Antarctica.

This standard specifies the criteria that the NZGB will take into account when  considering whether to assign, approve, alter, adopt or discontinue an official or recorded undersea feature name in accordance with the NZGBA.