Marine spatial planning (MSP) is a process that brings together multiple users of the ocean – including energy, industry, government, conservation and recreation – to make informed and coordinated decisions about how to use marine resources sustainably. MSP generally uses maps to create a more comprehensive picture of a marine area – identifying where and how an ocean area is being used and what natural resources and habitat exist. It is similar to land-use planning, but for marine waters.
This analysis of human activities compiles all the information available without any warranty as to its completeness and accuracy/updating.

Protected areas
 
Aggregate extraction
 
Algae production
 
Aquaculture
 
Nuclear power plants
 
 
Ocean energy facilities
 
Oil and gas
 
 
 
Waste at ports
 
 
 
Dumped munitions
 
Dredge spoil dumping
 
Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
 
Wind farms