Maritime Spatial Plan(s)
The Netherlands adopted a first Maritime Spatial Plan, the North Sea Policy Document in 2009.
The second Maritime Spatial Plan, the North Sea Policy Document covering the period 2016-2021, adopted in December 2015 is an update from the 2009-2015 document.
The EU MSP Directive was transposed into nationl legislation through the National Water Plan, which provides the legal basis for MSP in the Netherlands. The current National Wter Plan (NWP) fulfils the obligation under Section 4.1. of the Water Acct for the period 2016-2021. The Policy Document on the North Sea is an appendix to the NWP and was adopted along with the NWP in December 2015.
National MSP authority
Netherlands' competent autority for MSP is the Interdepartmental Directors’ Consultative Body North Sea led by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment
Rijnstraat 8 Den Haag
Lodewijk Abspoel: lodewijk.abspoelminienm.nl
Lange Kleijweg 34 Rijswijk
Carien van Zwol: carien.van.zwolrws.nl
Xander Keijser: xander.keijserrws.nl
Directorate for Nature and Biodiversity of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
Jeroen Vis: g.a.j.visminez.nl