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The Solent Forum is an independent coastal partnership, established in 1992 to develop a greater understanding among the many local and harbour authorities, user groups, marine businesses and agencies involved in planning and management of the Solent. It assists and advises them in carrying out their functions. The Forum now has over 50 members organisations representing a wide range of sectors.

Events & Notifications

SEMS Management Group - 21/9/17

The Solent European Marine Sites Management Group will next meet in September 2017. Read More

Solent Forum - 11/10/17

The autumn meeting of the Solent Forum will take place on 11 October 2017 in Portsmouth. For full details please refer to our Forum meetings page. Read More

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Southern Water Bathing Water enhancement programme

Posted 15/05/2017 11:00

Southern Water have now identified the seven locations where they will work with local authorities, the Environment Agency and other organisations to find and fix the causes of pollution which are preventing the bathing water from being consistently rated Excellent.

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Ultra-large MOL Triumph container ship docks in Southampton - 11/5/17

Posted 13/05/2017 15:10

The biggest ship to dock in the UK has arrived in Southampton. The 400m-long MOL Triumph is the first of a new type of ultra-large container vessel to enter service this year. Its operators claim it is more fuel efficient than previous carriers. Built by Samsung in South Korea, the ship will run between Chinese and European ports. It can hold the equivalent of 20,170 containers.

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