Maritime spatial plans for the Polish sea areas are prepared by the directors of maritime offices for the areas of the exclusive economic zone, the territorial sea and the internal marine waters. Draft plans are prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act on the maritime areas of the Republic of Poland and the maritime administration.
For draft plans, a Strategic Environmental Assessment is prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act on the provision of information on the environment and its protection, public participation in environmental protection and on environmental impact assessments. The draft plan together with the SEA is subject to public consultations.
Maritime spatial plans for the Polish sea areas are adopted by way of a Regulation of the Council of Ministers.
Maritime spatial plan for Polish sea areas on a scale of 1: 200,000
Maritime spatial plan for the internal marine waters, the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone on a scale of 1: 200,000 was adopted by the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of April 14, 2021 (Journal of Laws of 2021, item 935). The regulation entered into force on May 22, 2021.
On December 8, 2022, the regulation of the Council of Ministers of November 9, 2022 came into force amending the regulation on the adoption of the maritime spatial plan for the internal marine waters, the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone on a scale of 1:200,000 (Journal of Laws of 2022, item 2518).
The ordinance amended the POM.01.Ip, POM.02.C and POM.08.P basin cards in the scope of concession no. 9/2017/Ł for the exploration and appraisal of crude oil and natural gas deposits and the production of crude oil and natural gas from deposits, and a number of minor legislative changes were introduced.
The drawing of the plan, which is a graphic part of the plan, and the drawing of the conditions, which are part of the justification for detailed decisions regarding individual sea basins, are made available as WMS services:
It is also possible to download spatial data on sea basins or their separate parts.
Information on the entire planning process is available on the website of the Maritime Office in Gdynia.