Country information

Basic facts on marine waters
  • Territorial sea (12 nm zone): over 71,000 km²
  • Exclusive Economic Zone: delimitations of maritime boundaries are on-going
National projects
  • Research on ecosystem service based marine spatial analysis and decision-making support system development

Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Offshore renewable energy Shipping
Ports Nature conservation
Fisheries Aquaculture
Military Scientific research
Coastal protection Oil and gas
Cables and pipelines Mining
Underwater cultural heritage Tourism and leisure

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Marine Spatial Planning and Management Act, which entered into force on 18 April 2019.


Korea Maritime Institute

Ms. Hyeyeong Lee – Researcher

26, Haeyang-ro 301beon-gil, Yeongdo-gu
Busan, Republic of Korea

Last updated: May 2020
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