Ministry of the Sea

o DGPM (Directorate General for Maritime Policy)

Responsible for MSP policies.

o DGRM (Directorate General of Natural Resources, Security and Maritime Services)

Responsible for the implementation of MSP

o IPMA (Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere)

Responsible for research projects reverting to direct applications to use in operational activity. Searches for a progressive improvement of information provided to users, with the concern oriented to safeguarding people and property.

CIAM (Interministerial Commission for Maritime Affairs)

Coordination and monitoring of cross-cutting policies. Responsible to oversee the correct implementation of the National Sea Strategy.

Ministry of Environment and Climate Action

o Portuguese Environment Agency (APA)

EIA national Authority; Regulates coastal zone planning and management

Ministry of National Defense

Maritime security and national defense.