Greece

Greece

OVERVIEW OF MSP RELATED USES

  • Greece is an archipelagic area divided by a peninsula in two parts: the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. This means that there is a great variety of uses and activities all over the Greek seas and that many uses and activities are met in great density.

  • Current main uses:

    • Nature conservation
    • Shipping
    • Ports
    • Fisheries
    • Aquaculture
    • Tourism
    • Under water cultural heritage
    • Oil and gas
    • Submarine cables and pipelines
    • Military
  • Other current main uses: coastal industries (cement industries, desalination developments)

  • Future uses:

    • Offshore renewable energy production
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  • Other future uses: dive parks, underwater tourism

which maritime spatial plans exist?

There is currently no legally binding national MSP plan in Greece. MSP issues are addressed in Special Frameworks for Spatial Planning covering specific sectors. In particular sectoral plans have been elaborated so far for aquaculture, tourism (under modification) and industry, which include spatial planning guidelines for the land-based, coastal and marine segments of each sector. Additionally, the Special Framework for Renewable Energy sets the strategic guidelines for offshore wind parks.

MSP legislation

Law 4546 (GG 101/A/12-June-2018) transposes the EU MSP Directive (2014/89) into the Greek legal system.

national msp authority

The main responsibility for (Maritime) Spatial Planning at the national and regional levels lies within the competences of the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Implementation tasks are delegated hierarchically to the General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment - Directorate General of Spatial Planning - Directorate of Spatial Planning.

Contact

Ministry of the Environment and Energy
General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment
Directorate General of Spatial Planning
Directorate of Spatial Planning

Georgios Manouris: Director of the Directorate of Spatial Planning 
Katerina Kanellopoulou: Head of Department of National Spatial Planning Strategy
Anna Papachatzi: Representative at the EU MSEG on MSP

*Practices are related to studies and / or projects and not to a formal MSP process.

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Last Update 03.09.2018