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Spatial Planning in the German EEZ

   
 
 

In the EEZ already existing and still increasing different use claims by navigation, fishing, Offshore activities, wind energy parks, oceanographic research and navy can cause conflicts among each other or with the objectives of environmental and nature protection. The traditional uses have to face strong competition, so that varied conflicts are to be solved to reach a successful coexistence of all interests. Care of a sustainable spatial development can only be taken if the instruments of spatial planning are also introduced on the sea to harmonise the social and economic claims to the space with it's ecological functions.

After completion of the public participation procedure the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) has determined the targets and principles of spatial planning for the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in North Sea and Baltic Sea with regard to economic and scientific use, with regard to safety and efficiency of maritime traffic as well as protection of the marine environment.

The legal ordinance of the BMVBS concerning the spatial plan for the German EEZ in the North Sea of 21st of September 2009 (BGBl. I p. 3107), which comprises as an attachment the spatial plan (text and map), entered into force on the 26th of September 2009.

The legal ordinance of the BMVBS concerning the spatial plan for the German EEZ in the Baltic Sea of 10th of December 2009 (BGBl. I p. 3861), which comprises as an attachment the spatial plan (text and map), entered into force on the 19th of December 2009.

The legal ordinances incl. the map of the Maritime Spatial Plan together with justification as well as the environmental reports can be seen here:

North Sea

Baltic Sea

The concluding environmental statement and the description of the monitoring measures are contained in chapter 5 in the text part of the respective Maritime Spatial Plan.

The spatial plan for the EEZ in North Sea and Baltic Sea, including justification, and the summarising environmental declaration and the monitoring measures as well as additionally the environmental reports are made available for public inspection in the libraries of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Hamburg, Bernhard- Nocht  Straße 78, and in Rostock, Neptunallee 5.
Those, who have handed in statements, have the opportunity to inspect the result of the examination during the office hours in BSH.


Projects

BSH is the responsible authority for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and is/ was involved as a partner in several EU projects for the promotion of transnational cooperation.

Especially in the Baltic Sea Region the BSH has gained long-term experiences in transnational cooperation projects.

Baltic Sea


   
North Sea

Furthermore the BSH co-operates in several international working groups and committees dealing with MSP for many years, e.g. the EU Member States Expert Group on MSP, the HELCOM-VASAB MSP Expert Group in the Baltic Sea Region as well as in the OSPAR ICG MSP working group in the North Sea Region.

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Dr. Nico Nolte, or phone +49 40 3190 - 3500

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