Overview of MSP related maritime uses

  • MSP Driver: willingness to balance between new and old users with focus on navigation and ports
  • Current main uses:
    • Shipping
    • Military
    • Tourism
    • Nature conservation
    • Fisheries
    • Mineral extraction
  • Future uses:
    • Offshore renewable energy production
    • Aquaculture
  • Other future uses: underwater tourism
  • Issues: how to accommodate newcomers and make the best out of them for sustainable development of the coastal communities and small ports

Which maritime spatial plans exist?

Only pilot plans for MSP exist. Please see database for more detailed information.

MSP legislation

The main legal act regarding maritime spatial planning is the “Act on sea areas of the Republic of Poland and the maritime administration” of March 21st 1991, which regulates planning of the sea space (amended in 2015 to implement Directive 2014/89/EU). The supporting law is “Ministerial regulation concerning maritime spatial plans of polish sea area” (currently being amended). An important role for MSP is also played by the “Act on access to information on environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and on environmental impact assessment” which stipulates that all spatial plans are subject to the SEA procedure. The same stipulation is repated in the law on MSP.

National MSP authority

Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation
Katarzyna Krzywda

Director of Department of Maritime Economy
ul. Nowy Świat 6/12
00-400 Warszawa, Poland
Phone: +48 22 583 85 70


Maritime Office in Gdynia
Agnieszka Mostowiec
Officer for Maritime Spatial Planning
ul. Chrzanowskiego 10, 81-338 Gdynia, Poland
Phone: +48 58 355 34 37

Maritime Office in Słupsk
Ryszard Hamerski
Officer for Maritime Spatial Planning
Al. Sienkiewicza 18, 76-200 Słupsk, Poland
Phone: +48 59 848 19 93 internal 36

Maritime Office in Szczecin
Maciej Cehak
Officer for Maritime Spatial Planning
pl. Batorego 4, 70-207 Szczecin, Poland
Phone: +48 91 440 32 38



Last Update 23.05.2017