Sweden is developing three distinct marine spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
Baltic SCOPE is a two-year project that focuses on achieving coherence between the marine spatial plans for the Baltic Sea. Our agency is the project’s lead partner.
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.