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This map was compiled from different international sources such as EMODnet, EEA or Marine Regions. Information obtained from these sources was cross-checked with data from national sources. While compilation was carried out by the European MSP Platform, validation and quality assurance remain the responsibility of the primary data sources.

Basic facts on Marine Waters

  • Romanian contiguous zone (as defined by UNCLOS) is approximately 3,202 km² and its Exclusive Economic Zone (as defined by UNCLOS) is about 22,486km².
  • The limit between Romania and Ukraine was agreed in 2009 after being referred to the International Court of Justice. The EEZ between Romania and Bulgaria has not yet been agreed upon.
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Maritime Spatial Plan(s) 

Status: MSP adopted

Romania adopted its maritime spatial plan the 10th of November 2023 through the Government Ordinance nr.97/2023 which was published in the Gazette nr.1027. 

Romania's Maritime Spatial Plan is available here

The main advances in terms of MSP have been achieved through the implementation of the MARSPLAN BS I and MARSPLAN BS II projects. The second project led to considerable inputs for the Romanian MSP (2019 - 2021).

Latest MSP developments

The draft Offshore Energy Law was under public consultation between 17 July 2023 and 1 September 2023. It was approved by the Government on 21 December 2023. Thereafter, a study to prepare the licensing procedures, turbines construction, exploitation, and to determine the most suitable perimeters for concessions, will be conducted. 

MSP Legislation

The EU MSP Directive is transposed into national legislation through Law no. 88/2017 related to the approval of Government Ordinance no. 18/2016 on Maritime Spatial Planning.

National MSP Authority

Romania's competent authority for MSP is the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and Administration.


Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration (MPWDA)

Directorate General for Regional Development and Infrastructure

Liviu BĂILEȘTEANU. Director

Phone: +40372 114 525

E-mail: (liviu[dot]bailesteanu[at]mdrap[dot]ro)

Contact person: Bogdan Andrei GHINEA. Head of unit

Phone: +40372 114 518

E-mail: (bogdan[dot]ghinea[at]mdrap[dot]ro)

Street: Libertății Bd., no. 16, North Wing, Sector 5, Bucharest, postal code 050706


Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests 
National Committee of Coastal Zone
Department for Water Resources Management (DWRM)
Director:  Gheorghe Constantin
Street: Calea Plevnei, 46-48, Bucharest
Phone: 004 021.316.61.56.
E-mail: (gheorghe[dot]constantin[at]map[dot]gov[dot]ro)

Ministry of Transports and Infrastructure
Commission of Integrated Maritime Policy
Inter-ministerial committee for coordination of EU's Integrated Maritime Policy
Secretariat - DGSMAE and DN (Memorandum nr.20/9709/2009) Contact person:  Violanda Alayan
Street: Blv. Dinicu Golescu 38, 010873, Sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: 021.319.61.24, fax - 021.313.88.69

For more information

For more information regarding the evolution of the MSP process in Romania please see the dedicated country profile below.