As part of our annual horizon scanning we ask Solent Forum members to identify areas where they would like to undertake greater partnership working, this list is updated each September. Work areas identified in 2023 are:
Closer relationships with academic bodies to help undertake environmental research
Landowners and farmers - support sustainable coastal management and habitat restoration
Assessing the risk of restoration success
Local authorities/Lead Local Flood Authorities becoming SuDS Approval Bodies, mechanisms, costs and implications.
The Solent Seascape Project (SSP) aims to extend our "umbrella" to include MANY more Solent based organisations and businesses in our work.
Recreational disturbance guidance
There are a significant number of new and developing partnerships, so care needs to be taken to avoid duplication of efforts, etc.
Working with the Channel Coastal Observatory
Diversify and improve data and information access
Ocean literacy – from schools to the general public
Upskilling for marine science, engineering and technology careers
Decarbonisation of the marine sector
Water quality sensing technologies
Developing a regional narrative around the foundational importance of marine science to the maritime industry