The Impact assessment of the Finnish Maritime Spatial Plan is ready

The completed Impact assessment of the Finnish Maritime Spatial Plan explores the indirect impacts and impact paths of the strategic maritime spatial plan.

The impact assessment covers the significant indirect impacts of maritime spatial plans for the sectors considered in MSP. The impact assessment is based on an examination of the change caused by the maritime spatial plan compared with a situation that would prevail if the plan did not exist. The analysis was carried out by planning area.

The impact assessment takes into account the ecological, economic, social, and cultural aspects. The analysis takes into account the direction of the impact – positive or negative change – and its significance.

The maritime spatial plan is a strategic document, meaning that it can only have indirect impacts. Sectoral impact path analyses have been carried out by comparing the key content of the maritime spatial plan with any executive processes and the impacts of implementation in terms of the vision, roadmap and planning solutions. Its overall effectiveness will become visible in a longer term.

Learn more about the assessment of the impacts of the maritime spatial plan. You can download the final report on the maritime spatial plan impact assessment.