Which Maritime Spatial Plans Exist?
There is currently no national legally binding Maritime Spatial Plan in Romania. Nevertheless, main advances in MSP have been achieved through several European projects in which Romania has been involved, such as MARSPLAN BS I and II which led to considerable inputs for the Romanian maritime spatial planning.
It should also be noted that Romania has been highly active in the field of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM). One regional (undertaken in the scope of the PlanCoast project) and four local MSPs were finalised before 2014 under the ICZM principle (national law).
Romania transposed Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament 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
Since 2015, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, has assumed the responsibility as the Competent Authority to prepare the MSP national legislation and regulations, nominate MSP authorities and implement the MSP Directive.
Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration (MLPDA)
Directorate General for Regional Development and Infrastructure
Diana Tenea, Project manager MARSPLAN BSI
Phone: 0372 114 599;
Contact person: Bogdan Andrei Ghinea
Street: 17, Apolodor, North Wing, Sector 5, Bucharest
Phone: 0040 372 114 519, 0040 752 196 153
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.
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
National Institute for Marine Research and Development (RMRI)
Dr.ing. Mihaela Laurenta ALEXANDROV
Phone +40 241 543288
Last Update 15.10.2021