Sweden is developing three distinct marine spatial plans for its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone.
From December 2016 to April 2017 we are consulting Swedish stakeholders. Basis for the consultation is sketches of plans. The sketches indicate what our maritime spatial plans might come to look like.
Neigbouring countries will be consulted on the sketches in May 2017.
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 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.
We will use 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.