Overview of MSP related maritime uses

Current main uses:

Ammunition storage sites Oil and gas
Aquaculture Ports
Cables and pipelines Scientific research
Coastal protection Shipping
Fisheries Tourism and Leisure
Military Underwater Cultural Heritage
Mining Urban development
Nature conservation

Which marine spatial plans exist?

Legal framework

Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management.

Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the Mediterranean (adopted on 21 January 2008, in Madrid, Spain).

The Spatial Planning Acts adopted in 2017 and in 2021 (ZUreP-2 and ZUREP-3) require the MSP plan to be prepared in the form of the Action Programme for the implementation of the Slovenian Spatial Development Strategy at sea. This latter is a strategic document, which applies to both land and sea.

In the hierarchy of spatial documents, the MSP is regarded as an action programme for the implementation of the Spatial Development Strategy of Slovenia at sea and as such, it is superior to implementation plans at national and regional/local levels.

Maritime spatial plan of Slovenia will be a concrete maritime plan; it will set goals and guidelines for all maritime activities and uses at the sea and in the coastal zone.


Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning
Spatial Planning, Construction and Housing Directorate

Lenča Humerca Šolar – Head of Division

Last updated: July 2022
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