The Ministry of Environment and Energy is the Competent Authority for the implementation of MSP. For the achievement of the objectives of Maritime Spatial Planning, the Ministry of Environment and Energy cooperates with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy which is responsible for the National Strategy of Maritime Policy. In January 2021 the Law 4770 of The Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy was voted. Chapter 1, Integrated Maritime Policy for Insular Territory, refers in particular to the definition of the framework for the elaboration and specification of the guidelines for the integrated maritime policy in the insular territory.
Recently, there has been a major regulatory reconstruction for Spatial Planning in Greece. Ιn December 2020 the Law 4759/2020 “Modernization of Spatial and Urban Planning Legislation and other provisions” and particularly Chapter II: “Provisions for Maritime Spatial Planning”. Accordingly, the Maritime Spatial Frameworks correspond to the regional spatial level, refer to maritime spatial units, determined by the National Planning Strategy for Marine Space and they can be of sub-regional, regional or interregional scale.
Greece is currently upgrading, updating and supplementing the existing Geospatial Database, a process that includes the collection of data from public bodies and the creation of Web-GIS. Based on Law 4635.2019, Article 51, the inclusion of the Geospatial Database and the GeoPortal for Marine Spatial Planning (GIS) in the Government Cloud (G-Cloud) has already been co-decided. msp-greece.eu is an integrated information system for collecting/visualizing environmental, social and economic data necessary for Greek Maritime Spatial Planning and Monitoring where registered stakeholders can experiment with zoning, developing scenarios and visualizing the predicted outcomes.
This section includes relevant national legislation about MSP in Greece.
In this section the planning objectives, the principles & process of applying MSP in Greece will be integrated when the official MSP plans are approved.
In this section more specialized maps are included for stakeholders with private access to the portal, including the calculation of the Impact Assessment Index for specific sea regions. The map use data from the portal and currently are used for scientific research.
MSP-MED project https://mspmed.eu
Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy https://ypen.gov.gr
European MSP Platform https://www.msp-platform.eu