Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning instruments for sustainable marine governance in Poland

Dorota Pyć


Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a process of managing human activities in the marine and coastal environment in order to achieve sustainable development goals. Amendments regarding marine spatial planning within the Polish marine areas introduced to Polish law in 2015 constitute grounds for drawing up maritime spatial plans for marine areas. This paper presents a few general comments on the marine spatial planning in Poland in the context of implementation of the Directive establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning (MSP Directive) in Europe. The MSP Directive plays an important role in the development of marine spatial planning by promoting MSP instruments. Marine spatial plans are the basic instruments of marine spatial planning. The MSP Directive requires all coastal Member States of the European Union to prepare cross-sectoral maritime spatial plans by 2021. Development of the first maritime spatial plan for Polish marine areas was started in 2013. The MSP legal basis are included in the Marine Areas of the Republic of Poland and Maritime Administration Act of 1991 amended in 2015, which defines the legal situation of the marine areas of the Republic of Poland, the coastal area, the sea ports and harbours, and the rules for the use of these areas, as well as the maritime administration authorities and their competences.
Author Dorota Pyć (FLA / DML)
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- Department of Maritime Law
Journal seriesTransNav -The International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, ISSN 2083-6473, e-ISSN 2083-6481, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishspatial abilities at sea, Marine Spatial Planning (MSP), spatial planning, marine governance, sustainable marine governance, MSP instruments, Polish Maritime Administration, Maritime Administration, marine areas of the Republic of Poland, Polish maritime spatial plan
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); with publication
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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