Sweden is developing three distinct marine spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
Our agency holds a leading role in project Baltic SCOPE. This two-year project is to increase collaboration and coordination with countries that are developing marine spatial plans in the Baltic Sea.
Our report "Marine Spatial Planning – Current Status" describes Sweden's marine resources and the demands on them, both now and in the future.This cross-sectoral perspective serves as a starting point for the first phase of national marine spatial planning.
Sweden will develop spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone in three areas, each of which are different from one another. Below, we summarize the most distinctive features of each.
Our agency will develop the plans together with county administrative boards and coastal municipalities, along with influence from environmental NGOs and the public.
We've assembled a list of authorities involved in Sweden's MSP.
Marine spatial planning is an essential tool for achieving Sweden's environmental quality objectives.
Provisions for marine spatial planning came into Swedish law in
2014. Our agency, along with county administrative boards and other
stakeholders, prepared the legislation's introduction.