The Slovenian territorial sea and internal waters is limited. The territorial sea covers an area of 166.9 km2, the internal waters 64.3 km2, thus totalling 213.2 km2. This area is characterised by a high density of uses and a significant number of land-sea interactions since it is a heavily urbanised coastal area and also one of the most important tourist destinations in the country. The vision of MSP in Slovenia, mainly due to the limited spatial possibilities and the presence of various ongoing interests, is to ensure conditions for a long-term coexistence of all activities. However, they must comply with the requirements of nature and cultural heritage conservation, as well as the synergy of all other stakeholders in the area. The Maritime spatial plan of Slovenia will be a concrete maritime plan, it will set goals and guidelines for all maritime activities and uses at sea and in the coastal zone.
The draft Slovenian Maritime Spatial Plan (Pomorski prostorski plan Slovenije) was been prepared by the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning in May-June 2020 and the Strategic Environmental Assessment with Environmental report in September 2020. Based on extensive negotiations at the national level, it is anticipated that the public consultation will start in January 2021. The plan will be available for consultation in English, Italian and Croatian. All countries are welcome to express their opinion. Further negotiations should finish by mid-April 2021. The plan should be adopted by the Government and sent to EC by the end of June 2021.
Learn more about the Slovenian MSP here.