One of the core Solent Forum objectives is to improve sharing of the information base. We do this through our website, our Solent Information Database, Solent news service and the Solent Forum members meetings. We also fund student projects through our Professor Mike Clark Bursary Awards and we offer an annual student placement. The Solent Forum's Natural Environment Group (NEG) offers annual funding for environment related projects.
The Forum hosts a project tracker which can be used by external organisations to find projects around the Solent and Sussex coasts and catchments.
As part of our annual members horizon scanning and wider work, we produce a list of research needs for the Solent. Below we have listed the needs being raised by the Solent's coastal community.
As part of the horizon scanning we also ask members to identify work areas where they would like to undertake greater partnership working, this list is updated each September. The findings for 2022 are: