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Welcome to the Solent Forum

Since 1992, the Solent Forum has provided a platform to deliver Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Solent sub-region of the South East. It operates at a strategic coastal management level, providing a network for closer working relationships, information dissemination and discussion of topical coastal issues.

This website contains information on the nature and work of the Solent Forum. From it you can find details of the Forum's members, learn about the Forum's current work and view news and events from around the Solent and the UK. You can also download our bi-annual newsletter. Our Directories provide useful information on who's who around the Solent and sources of information on coastal matters.

For more information on how to become a member, please request an application form.

Please visit the Forum's sister site, Solentpedia, for information on the Solent, its people, economy and environment.

Latest News from the Forum

  • The deadline for submissions for the next edition of Solent News is 26 June 2015. Please email submissions to
  • The draft Solent Forum Business Plan 2015 to 2020 is now being prepared, for discussion at the next Solent Forum Steering Group meeting on 25th June 2015.
  • The SEMS Annual Monitoring survey for 2015 has now closed, and the responses will be analysed over the summer.
  • The Solent Forum summer placement student has been appointed, and we will be welcoming Pippa Guest from the University of Southampton in early July.
  • The Professor Mike Clark Awards for 2015 have now been confirmed. Harry Hornsby from the University of Southampton is undertaking a project to aid in the identification of Ciona intestinalis species in Southampton Water for managing conservation decisions and assessments, and informing future work investigating the relative impact of Ciona intestinalis species on our local ecosystem. Nerea Palacios Calvo from the University of Southampton aims to analyse the risk of flooding in Yarmouth and Cowes under different sea level rise scenarios and timescales, and propose diverse defence types and alignments taking into account environmental, social and economic factors.