The Danish Maritime Authority is responsible for establishing Denmark's first maritime spatial plan.
The maritime spatial plan is to form the basis of the coordination of the many uses of Denmark's sea area in a manner that can support the conditions for sustainable growth in Blue Denmark. The maritime spatial plan is to establish which sea areas in Danish waters can be used for, inter alia, offshore energy extraction, shipping, fishing, aquaculture, seabed mining and environmental protection towards 2030.
The maritime spatial plan will create more safety for maritime businesses and better predictability of the uses of the sea and the impact on the marine eco systems.
Plan to enter into force in 2021
The Danish maritime spatial plan process was initiated in January 2017 and will continue until March 2021, when the plan enters into force.
The working group on maritime spatial planning has representatives of 12 maritime authorities in Denmark. The working group is expected to have drawn up a first draft for the national maritime spatial plan in late 2018.