The first Finnish maritime spatial plan was approved in December 2020. It was prepared in three parts covering both territorial waters and the EEZ. These parts are defined as: the Northern Bothnian Sea, Quark and Bothnian Bay drafted by the Regional Councils of Lapland, Oulu region, Central Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia; the Archipelago Sea and the Southern Bothnian Sea drafted by the Regional Councils of Satakunta and Southwest Finland; and the Gulf of Finland drafted by the Regional Councils of Helsinki-Uusimaa and Kymenlaakso.
The first planning cycle is coming to an end. A final seminar with the marine partners is being organised in Lumilinna, Kemi, on Friday 3 December 2021 from 8:30 to 14:30. Please note that the event will be held only in Finnish.
At this final seminar, the next steps in marine spatial planning will be discussed, as well as how and when the work will continue in the second planning cycle. An overview of current issues in marine spatial planning in the Lapland Maritime Region will also be presented.
See here for more information on Finnish MSP.
The event page for the closing seminar is accessible here.