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TransNav Journal - Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning Instruments for Sustainable Marine Governance in Poland



ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




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Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning Instruments for Sustainable Marine Governance in Poland
1 University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
ABSTRACT: Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a process of managing human activities in the marine and coastal environment in order to achieve sustainable development goals. Amendments regarding marine spatial planning within the Polish marine areas introduced to Polish law in 2015 constitute grounds for drawing up maritime spatial plans for marine areas. This paper presents a few general comments on the marine spatial planning in Poland in the context of implementation of the Directive establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning (MSP Directive) in Europe. The MSP Directive plays an important role in the development of marine spatial planning by promoting MSP instruments. Marine spatial plans are the basic instruments of marine spatial planning. The MSP Directive requires all coastal Member States of the European Union to prepare cross-sectoral maritime spatial plans by 2021. Development of the first maritime spatial plan for Polish marine areas was started in 2013. The MSP legal basis are included in the Marine Areas of the Republic of Poland and Maritime Administration Act of 1991 amended in 2015, which defines the legal situation of the marine areas of the Republic of Poland, the coastal area, the sea ports and harbours, and the rules for the use of these areas, as well as the maritime administration authorities and their competences.
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Timetable for further work on Polish maritime spatial plan is available at: https://www.umgdy.gov.pl/?p=12762
https://mapy.umgdy.gov.pl/pzp/apps/webappviewer/ index.html?id=3abee3cc798e499dbd165472425f2434
Citation note:
Pyć D.: Implementation of Marine Spatial Planning Instruments for Sustainable Marine Governance in Poland. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 2, doi:10.12716/1001.13.02.06, pp. 311-316, 2019

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