Maritime spatial plan

The Danish Maritime Authority has now published Denmark's first maritime spatial plan.

See the plan here

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 establishes 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 creates more safety for maritime businesses and better predictability of the uses of the sea and the impact on the marine ecosystems.

The working group on maritime spatial planning has representatives from 17 authorities in Denmark with activities and responsibilities at sea or along the coastline.

Under consultation from March 31st – September 30th 2021

The plan went into consultation on March 31 with immediate legal effect along with the strategic environmental assessment of the plan. The plan and the environmental impact assessment is now under consultation until September 30th and can be viewed on

An environmental assessment of transboundary impacts of the maritime spatial plan conducted for Espoo consultations can also be found on


Secretariat for maritime spatial planning


Danish Maritime Authority