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 is the “Act on sea areas of the Republic of Poland and the maritime administration” dated 1 March 1991. Since the implementation of Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning (MSP Directive) to the Polish law, the Polish Parliament adopted changes in this Act on 5 August 2015, regarding inter alia, MSP procedures in Poland. The new law is already in force. MSP regulations apply to all Polish sea areas, i.e. the internal sea waters, territorial sea and EEZ. 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 Infrastructure

Mrs. Natalia Zając

Head of Unit of Maritime Spatial Planning and Property Management

Maritime Economy Department

ul. Nowy Świat 6/12

00-400 Warszawa, Poland

Phone: +48 22 583 86 04



Maritime Office in Gdynia

Mrs Małgorzata Gwara

Officers for Maritime Spatial Planning

ul. Chrzanowskiego 10, 81-338 Gdynia, Poland

Phone: +48 58 355 34 36 



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

Ms Marta Konik

Officer for GIS in Spatial Management and Geodesy Division

pl. Batorego 4, 70-207 Szczecin, Poland

Phone: +48 91 440 32 68




Last Update 07.12.2020