On the 14th January 2020, the 7th meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board for the revision of the maritime spatial plans took place at the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). The members of the Advisory Board come mainly from scientific institutions and support the BSH in the plan revision process. In addition to the University of Hamburg and the Technical University of Berlin, the research institutions Thünen Institute für Seefischerei (fisheries research), the Leibniz Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung (ecological spatial development), Institut für Küstenforschung des Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (coastal research) are represented. Further members come from the Office for Spatial Planning and Regional Planning of the Rostock Region and the private institution Thing. The subject of the discussion at the meeting was the concept of the revision of the maritime spatial plans including three planning options.