This is the draft Maritime spatial plan for Finland 2030.
The draft maritime spatial plan consists of five parts, which you can read by following the links below.

Legislative framework, planning principles and process description.

Potential and alternative scenarios for the future of marine areas up to 2050

Vision for the sustainable use of marine areas 2050, and sector-specific roadmaps 2030
(Finnish & Swedish)

Draft maritime spatial plans for Finland’s three planning areas

Assessment of the indirect impacts of the maritime spatial plan
(Finnish & Swedish)


The draft maritime spatial plan, covering Finland’s territorial waters and exclusive economic zone and prepared in accordance with the Land Use and Building Act, has been completed. The draft plan was pre-pared by the councils of coastal regions in three parts:

  1. Gulf of Finland: Regional Council of Kymenlaakso and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council;
  2. Archipelago Sea and Southern Bothnian Sea: Regional Council of Southwest Finland and Regional Council of Satakunta
  3. Northern Bothnian Sea, Quark and Bay of Bothnia: Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Regional Council of Central Ostrobothnia, Council of Oulu Region and Regional Council of Lapland

 The regional governments of the councils of coastal regions have made their own decisions to request statements from the authorities and entities to whose sectors or duties the plan is materially relevant and to put the draft on public display to enable opinions to be expressed in accordance with section 67 c of the Land Use and Building Act.

The draft maritime spatial plan and the key preparation materials will be on display from 18 May to 17 June 2020 on the Internet at this webpage.

Opinions on any of the planning areas should be submitted while the draft is on public display using the feedback form at these webpages (Maritime Spatial Plan -section and the draft Maritime Spatial Plan (map).

NB! Authorities and entities that have received a request for a statement shall provide their statement using the form accessible from the link in the request for an opinion.

Coordinator of the Finnish MSP Cooperation
Pohja-Mykrä Mari
+358 44 7114320