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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 - 20/9/17

The Solent European Marine Sites Management Group will next meet on 20 September 2017. The meeting will take place in Southampton. 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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Turning the plastic tide

Posted 14/09/2017 08:22

The Isle of Wight Council is working with volunteers and recycling company, TerraCycle, to recycle rigid plastic from Island beaches. Thanks to an innovative project, the waste collected from beaches on the Island is now being given a second life in the form of shampoo bottles made from up to 25 per cent recycled beach plastic; as well as recycled benches, waste bins and watering cans.

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Recording Mesolithic Wood

Posted 07/09/2017 08:49

On Tuesday 12th September the Maritime Archaeology Trust is running a special session on learning how to record the Mesolithic wood recovered from the submerged settlement site at Bouldnor Cliff! The session will take place 10-4pm at the National Oceanography Centre's core store in Southampton.

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