Jacek Zaucha


Maritime Institute in Gdańsk of Gdynia Maritime University

Długi Targ 41-42

PL80830 Gdańsk

Phone: +4858 301 16 41
Education & career

Jacek Zaucha Professor of Economics at the University of Gdańsk Faculty of Economics and Maritime Institute of Maritime University in Gdynia. His research focuses on supranational spatial planning and development, maritime spatial development, Baltic Sea Region integration. In 219 the international applied-oriented monograph on maritime spatial planning (Maritime Spatial Planning past, present, future) has been published by Palgrave under his (and Kira Gee) leadership. He has been responsible for drafting Polish maritime spatial plan handled in 2019 to the Polish government.

Current teaching activities
  1. Behavioural Economics
  2. Economics of growth and development
  3. EU finacial support for development
Research activities
  1. Maritime Spatial Plannig
  2. Maritime spatial development
  3. Territorial Cohesion

Completed (key projects):

  1. BaltCoast: Integrated Coastal Zone Development in the Baltic Sea Region/2002-2005, (INTERREG)
  2. PlanCoast: Spatial Planning in Coastal Zones(INTERREG)
  3. BaltSeaPlan: Planning the future of the Baltic Sea(INTERREG)
  4. EWW: East-WestWindow(INTERREG)
  5. PartiSEApate: Multi-Level Governance in MSP throughout the Baltic Sea Region (INTERREG)
  6. Arch: Architecture and roadmap to manage multiple pressures on lagoons (7th Framework)
  7. TeMo: Territorial monitoring for the Baltic Sea Region (ESPON)
  8. BALTSPACE: Towards sustainable governance of Baltic marine space (BONUS-185)
  9. MUSES : The Multi-Use in European Seas (Horizon 2020)
  10. Pan Baltic Scope (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund)


  1. Capacity4MSP: Strengthening the capacity of MSP stakeholders and decision makers
  2. Land-Sea-Act: Land-sea interactions advancing Blue Growth in Baltic Sea coastal areas
  3. Baltic-RIM: Baltic Sea Region Integrated Maritime Cultural Heritage Management
Selected publications (up to 5)
  1.  Zaucha J.,Offshore Spatial Information - Maritime Spatial Planning in Poland  “Regional Studies” vol. 46, No 4, no.1/ April 2012 , pp. 459-473
  2. Zaucha J. Sea basin maritime spatial planning: A case study of the Baltic Sea region and Poland “Marine Policy”,   50, Part A/ December 2014, pp. 34–45
  3. Zaucha J., Gee K. (eds.) Maritime Spatial Planning – Past, Present and Future. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham 2019, 477 p. https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-98696-8
  4. Jerzak, K., Shrayer, M.D., Krośnicka, K.A., Lorens, P., Zaucha, J., & Pardus, J., The essence of marine and coastal space – an interdisciplinary perspective. “Europa XXI”, vol. 36/December 2019, available at . https://doi.org/10.7163/Eu21.2019.36.2
  5. Zaucha J., Matczak M., Witkowska J., Szczęch A., Mytlewski A., Pardus J.,  Maritime Spatial Rent for Modelling Maritime Spatial Development. “Studia Regionalne i Lokalne”, vol. 1/2020, pp. 5-29 https://www.ceeol.com/search/article-detail?id=845952