Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Radars Shipping
Ports Nature conservation
Fisheries Aquaculture
Military Scientific research
Coastal protection Tourism and leisure
Cables and pipelines Underwater cultural heritage

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Planning on land and in Estonia’s marine waters (EEZ, territorial sea, and inland waters) is based on the Estonian Planning Act, which has been in force since July 2015, and an Order of the Government from October 2012. The two pilot MSP plans are based on this Order. The national MSP process was initiated on 25 May 2017.


Ministry of Finance

Lembe Reiman – Adviser at the Department of Spatial Planning

Last updated: June 2022
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