Sweden is developing three distinct marine spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
We encourge our neighboring countries and others interested in marine spatial planning to read our proposal for the direction and scope of marine spatial planning in Sweden.
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.
The final version of our report "Marine Spatial Planning – Current Status" is now made available after having collected feedback from interested groups within Sweden on the preliminary report.
The report 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.
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.
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.