Strategic Opportunities Workshop: “Are You Ready For Change?” May 2007
The Forum’s third strategic opportunities workshop discussed the future management of the Solent coast in light of the Marine Bill White Paper proposal for sub-regional marine plans. The day consisted of information giving presentations followed by group discussions.
Presentations included and Outline of Government’s White Paper with particular focus on marine spatial planning; Met Office climate change scenarios for the Solent; data and information management; the implications of the South Hampshire Strategy on the coast and SEEDA’s Waterfront Strategy.
Posted 20/09/2007 12:54
Solent Water Quality Conference - July 2006
An all day information giving event consisting of a legislative context setting session followed by a session considering local water quality issues and how they are managed.
The conference considered the many factors affecting the Solent’s water quality not just bathing water quality which is its usual focus. Those who attended felt that it was an excellent event that demonstrated the value of the Forum as an information giving body. It was suggested that the broad issue of water quality rather than the narrow focus of bathing water quality is regularly returned to.
Posted 21/09/2007 20:19
EU Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Indicators Workshop - November 2005
The Solent Forum hosted a national seminar on the two sets of indicators (sustainability indicators for the coast and the ICZM progress indicators) which have been developed by the EU working group on indicators and data. The workshop took place on 22 November and was fully subscribed with 100 delegates attending.
Posted 21/09/2007 20:19
Solent Coastal Management Conference - April 2004
The Solent Coastal Management Conference took place April 27-28 2004 in the Langstone Centre of Portsmouth University, Langstone Campus. Day one covered the coastal planning and policy operating framework, updates on various Solent initiatives and the role of coastal fora and their members. Day two focused on the two key topics of the area: the economy and recreation. This event was well attended with more than 120 people attending each day and the conference dinner on HMS Warrior.
Posted 21/09/2007 20:20
Four Royal Navy frigates in Portsmouth Harbour for sale - 14/1/13
Four decommissioned Royal Navy ships have been put up for sale by the Ministry of Defence. The Type 22 frigates HMS Cumberland, HMS Campbeltown, HMS Chatham and HMS Cornwall are currently moored in Portsmouth Harbour.
The navy is open to offers for the former Devonport-based ships, including being scrapped and recycled, reused or sunk to become artificial reefs. Bids must be in by 23 January with viewings in February and March. See https://www.gov.uk/commercial-sale-of-type-22-frigates.
Posted 15/01/2013 11:00
Ships banned from discharging seabird pollutant PIB - 22/10/13
A pollutant that killed thousands of birds off the coast of Britain earlier this year will no longer be dumped at sea after a worldwide ban was agreed. More than 4,000 birds were killed or injured by the chemical polyisobutene (PIB) between Cornwall and Sussex, and on the Channel Islands.
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has reclassified PIBs from 2014. It means ships will only be able to wash their tanks and dispose of all PIB residues while in port.
Until now it has been legal for discharges to be made when vessels wash out their tanks, as long as they are further than 12 nautical miles from the nearest point of land.
Posted 23/10/2013 09:00