Which maritime spatial plans exist?

Maritime spatial planning process in Poland is divided into development of the following plans: 

  • Maritime Spatial Plan of Polish Sea Areas in scale of 1:200 000 
  • Maritime Spatial Plans for Szczeciński Lagoon and Kamieński Lagoon 
  • Maritime Spatial Plans for Vistula Lagoon 
  • Maritime Spatial Plans for port area waters 
  • Detailed plans for selected areas covered by the Maritime Spatial Plan of Polish Sea Areas in scale of 1:200 000 

No binding maritime spatial plan have yet been officially adopted in Poland. Only protection plans for marine Natura 2000 areas have been elaborated. MSP Directive has been almost fully transposed into the Polish national legislation, and the process has ended with approving of the amended Ministerial regulation on required scope of MSPs.                         

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 21 March 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." 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 repeated 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
Mrs Małgorzata Gwara
Officers for Maritime Spatial Planning
ul. Chrzanowskiego 10, 81-338 Gdynia, Poland
Phone: +48 58 355 34 37 and +48 58 355 34 38

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

Maritime Office in Szczecin
Officer for Maritime Spatial Planning
Marta Konik
phone: +48 91 4403 268



Last Update 17.04.2020