The Solent Forum

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State of the Solent: Edition 3 (2011)

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Key:


Topic Indicator No. Indicator Status 2004: Edition 2 Status 2011: Edition 3
1. Physical Environment and climate change 1.1 Mean Sea Surface Temperature
1.2 Relative Sea Level Rise
 
1.3 Average Wave Height
 
2. Nature Conservation 2.1 Wildfowl and wader counts
2.2 Change in the extent of coastal habitats in the Solent
*
2.3 Condition of sites designated for nature conservation
2.4 Loss / gain in area of land and sea protected by nature conservation designations
X
X
3. Transport / Ports and Shipping 3.1 Total volume of freight handled by Solent ports
3.2 Economic importance of the ports industry in the Solent
*
*
3.3 Employment reliant on the ports industry
*
*
3.4 Number of shipping movements through the Eastern and Western Solent
?
3.5 Proportion of journeys taken by public transport
*
*
3.6 Number of ferry passengers passing through the Solent’s ports
3.7 Volume of traffic on major coastal roads
4. Environmental Quality 4.1 Compliance with the EC Shellfish Hygiene Directive
4.2 Compliance with the EC Bathing Waters Directive
4.3 Beach litter
4.4 Water Body Classification in the Solent under the Water Framework Directive
 
Included in 4.4 Dangerous substances in water
x
Included in 4.4 High estimates of Nitrate and Orthophosphate from point sources in the Solent
x
4.5 Volume of oil spillages and discharges
*
*
5. Marine Industries 5.1 Economic importance of marine industry, excluding the port industry, in the Solent
*
*
5.2 Employment reliant on marine industries in the Solent
*
*
5.3 Diversity of the marine industry base in the Solent
*
*
6. Natural Resources 6.1 Number of salmon returning to the rivers Test and Itchen
6.2 State of the main fish stock in the Solent
6.3 Total fish landings for the Solent's ports, tonnage
6.4 Number, size and average power of registered fishing vessels in the Solent
6.5 Number of licences issued in the Solent and area / volume dredged
6.6 Tonnage of marine aggregates landed in the Solent
6.7
Levels of aggregates from secondary and recycled sources
*
*
7. Recreation and Tourism 7.1 Number of berths and moorings for recreational boating in the Solent
  Number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation on the Solent coast
*
x
7.2 Intensity of recreational activity, land and water based
*
*
7.3 Level of participation in coastal based recreation facilities in the Solent 
*
*
7.4 Visitor numbers to key attractions
7.5 Attractions with environmental quality management plans
*
*
8. Safety and Emergency Planning 8.1 Health and safety incidents in the Solent
9. Human Settlement, Land Use and Management 9.1 Change in the area and type of developed land in the coastal zone
 *
9.2 Use of Brownfield as opposed to Greenfield sites for development on the coast
9.3 Change to the seascape of the Solent
*
*
9.4 Number / percentage of landscape features lost, degraded or enhanced
*
*
9.5 Changes in landscape assessments carried out by local authorities
*
*
9.6 Number, extent, quality and degree of landscape and seascape improvement schemes
*
*
9.7 Perceived quality of the coastal landscape
*
*
10. Coastal Risk Management
10.1 Length of protected and defended coastline
10.2 Rate of relative sea level rise and number of stormy days
Now indicator 1.2
10.1 supplementary information Change in Shoreline Management Plan Policy
*
10.3 Natural, Human and economic assets at risk from coastal flooding
*
*
11. Historic Heritage and Maritime Archaeology 11.1 Number of sites recorded on the sites and monuments record
11.2 Buildings and monuments at risk of decay
11.3 Area and number of designated conservation areas for heritage and archaeology
*
*