The Solent Forum

Working in parnership for the future

Solent Forum Members Meeting

Solent Forum Members Meetings

The Solent Forum hosts bi-annual Forum members meeting. These meetings are held in rotation in Southampton, Portsmouth and Cowes. They provide an excellent opportunity for members to meet and network and find out about topical Solent issues. Members also use them to help publicise their work and gain support from others. The meetings are free to members. They are chaired by the Solent Forum Chair, Peter Barham.

For minutes of past meetings or copies of presentations please contact the Forum Office.


Autumn 2018 Meeting


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The next meeting of the Solent Forum will take place on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at the Silver Birch Suite, Spark Conference Centre, Solent University, Southampton SO14 0YN, see: https://www.solent.ac.uk/about/find-us.

Please note we cannot reserve parking at the venue, if you hold a blue badge please let us know and we will try to book a space for you.

Coffee will be available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start. A networking lunch will be served after the meeting, please let us know if you would like to have lunch and any dietary requirements.

If you would like one of our 5 min ‘hot topic’ slots at the meeting to tell Forum members about an issue or initiative, please inform the Forum office by 3 October. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

After this meeting the Solent Forum will be hosting a free workshop with the Marine Management Organisation on enhancing stakeholder engagement in the use of and implementation of the newly adopted South Marine Plans. The venue for this workshop is the same location as the Solent Forum meeting. A separate invite for the workshop will be sent to Forum members and the wider Solent community shortly. This is part of a wider project that the Forum is undertaking with the MMO, see: http://www.solentforum.org/services/MMO-ESS/.


Spring 2018 Meeting

Presentations from the meeting on 15 March 2018 in Cowes.

  1. Solent Forum Update - Karen McHugh, Solent Forum
  2. Beneficial Use of Dredgings in the Solent Update - Colin Scott, ABP Mer
  3. Solent and South Downs Regional Habitat Compensation Programme - Gavin Holder, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership
  4. Capturing our Coast: who we are and what we've done - Sarah Long, University of Portsmouth
  5. Ecological Enhancement of Coastal Defence Structures - Alice Hall, Bournemouth University
  6. Seabin - Amy Munro, Landrover BAR 
  7. Public Recreational Access (hot topic) - Alan Deeming, Bembridge Angling Club