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Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is one of the cross-cutting tools of the Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) and contributes to the sustainable development of marine zones and coastal areas.

Policy Statement on MSP
The Pοlicy Statement on MSP is the strategic framework for MSP and the Maritime Spatial Plan. It sets the vision, priorities, goals (economic, social, cultural and environmental) and strategic guidelines of the State, taking into account the need for sustainable growth.

The Pοlicy Statement on MSP was finalised by the MSP Committee after a public consultation and was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 21 December 2021.

Maritime Spatial Plan
The Maritime Spatial Plan determines the spatial and temporal distribution of relevant current and future activities and uses in the marine waters of the Republic. The aim of the Plan is to contribute to supporting and promoting sustainable development at sea, applying an ecosystem approach and taking into account economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects, as well as promoting the coexistence of related activities and uses.

Through the Maritime Spatial Plan, the Republic aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the energy sector at sea, maritime transport, fishing and aquaculture, tourism and the extraction of raw materials, as well as the protection of marine antiquities and the protection, preservation and improvement of the environment, including resilience to the effects of climate change.

The draft of the Maritime Spatial Plan takes into account the main priorities, goals and strategic guidelines for the marine waters of the Republic, as defined in the Policy Statement on MSP.

Draft of Maritime Spatial Plan
The text of the Maritime Spatial Plan is currently available only in Greek.

See the maps of the Maritime Spatial Plan here.

See the sectoral-thematic maps here.

The preparation of the draft Maritime Spatial Plan was carried out through the strategic project "Cross-border Cooperation for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning" with acronym “THAL-CHOR 2”, under the framework of the Interreg V-A Cooperation Program "Greece-Cyprus 2014-2020" and is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and national funds of Cyprus and Greece.

For more information you may contact:
Integrated Maritime Policy and Spatial Planning Unit
Mr Kyriakos Aliouris, Tel. Num: +357 25848246
Mr Nicolas Ioannou, Tel. Num: +357 25804908

Policy Statement on MSP.pdf
Maritime Spatial