It has been of great benefit and pleasure to the Environment Agency to be a member of the Solent Forum. This has enabled us to access different opportunities and resources, form strong relationships, and to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders around the coast. The Solent Marine Sites Secretariat role provides a cost effective mechanism to coordinate the implementation of cross-cutting nature conservation actions on behalf of the statutory organisations. The Forum continues to support the development and delivery of innovative partnership projects, which deliver multiple benefits for people and wildlife within the Solent, and further afield. Environment Agency.
Solent Gateway, the operator and developer of Marchwood Port, is delighted to have joined the Solent Forum recently. It will help us develop a network within the Solent region and work with others to support the development of the region economically in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Solent Gateway.
The Solent Forum has been the go-to organisation for the last 25 years, facilitating, initiating and co-creating numerous projects with marine scientists from across the region, that want to improve the health and protect the rich coastal biodiversity of our Solent area. University of Portsmouth.
Aside from the excellent services and projects it delivers directly, the Solent Forum also creates a network that has enabled the creation of many other collaborations for the benefit of the wider Solent. A one-stop shop for information, often where I hear it first, and where I can go to find someone who can tell me more. Provides the feeling of being part of a team, one which is always progressive and supportive. River Hamble Harbour Authority.
Through their integral role in bringing together all key stakeholders in the Solent, Solent Forum have helped to ensure smooth collaborative working and knowledge transfer in an open and positive forum. The Solent Marine Sites Management Scheme is also often cited as the poster example of how a management group should work, so much of which is down to the efforts of Solent Forum. Natural England.
The Solent Forum provides a unique opportunity to work with a range of partners beyond those we work directly with. The Forum provides us with an insight into how other organisations are working towards the same objectives in the Solent relevant to their own remit, allowing us to identify areas for joint working and evidence sharing. Southern IFCA.
The Solent Forum offers Coastal Partners great opportunities to understand more about the studies, developments and news in our area, directly from peers or via the Forum website and regular email updates. It also gives us crucial time to meet and discuss projects and issues with fellow professionals.’ Coastal Partners.
Although RYA South covers a considerably wider area than just the Solent, the majority of our recreational boating activity takes place in the waters of the Solent so keeping abreast of what is going on particularly on the planning and environmental front is extremely useful - indeed essential. Thank you Solent Forum for all the work that you do to help us keep our Members, Clubs & Training Centres informed. RYA South.
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