Point Nemo

Nov 2023

Located in the South Pacific Ocean, Point Nemo (or the oceanic pole of inaccessibility) is the remotest place in the ocean.

Point Nemo is so remote from any inhabited area, that sometimes the closest human beings are astronauts aboard the International Space Station when it passes overhead.

The region around Point Nemo is known as the Spacecraft Cemetery. This is where spacecraft are sometimes deliberatly de-orbited at the end of their lives, due to the lower risk of hitting populated areas.

Data: Esri, Natural Earth