The Solent Forum

Working in parnership for the future

Solent Matters Conference

Portsmouth Harbour AerialThe Solent Forum ran a one day conference, chaired by Peter Barham, to provide organisations with interests in the Solent with an overview of the issues in this complex coastal and estuarine area, and the planning and management currently on-going and required for the future. The conference marked the Solent Forum’s 25th Anniversary and the Forum show cased work that has been conducted since its inception, and encouraged a forward look for the next 25 years. 

Presentations from the conference

Session 1 – The Solent as an Asset

Session 2 – Management of the Solent

Session 3 – Planning for the Future



Session 1 – The Solent as an Asset

Speakers include: Royal Haskoning, ABP, Hants & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, RYA and the Environment Agency

Session 2 – Management of the Solent


Speakers include: Channel Coastal Observatory, Southampton City Council, Solent Strategic Mitigation Partnership, Chichester Harbour and Langstone Harbour

Session 3 – Planning for the Future

Speakers include: Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership, Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, ABPmer and the University of Portsmouth

Conference Sponsors

The conference is sponsored by the following organisations:

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