Sweden is developing three distinct marine spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
We are consulting neighbouring countries on the three proposed marine spatial plans for Sweden.
We are also consulting on the Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and Sustainability assessments.
Documents in English will be available 1 June. You can find documents and online maps in Swedish on our Swedish pages.
Submit your comments by 15 September 2018.
From December 2016 to April 2017 we consulted Swedish stakeholders. Neighbouring countries were consulted in May 2017.
Basis for the consultation were sketches of plans. The sketches indicated what our maritime spatial plans might come to look like.
The road map report outlines Sweden’s MSP Work.
You can read, among other things, about the extent to which we should carry out a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in accordance with Swedish laws. But it is available only in Swedish.
Sweden's marine resources and the demands on them, both now and in the future, is describe in our report Marine Spatial Planning – Current Status from 2014.
This cross-sectoral perspective serves as a starting point for the first phase of national marine spatial planning.
The report was made after having collected feedback from interested groups within Sweden.
Sweden is developing spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone in three areas:
The three 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.
We are using the tool Symphony for assessing cumulative impact.
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.