The Solent Forum

Working in partnership for the future

Greater Solent Project Tracker

The Environment Agency and Natural England have developed a Project reference ‘tool’ which can be used by external organisations to see what projects are happening in the Solent & Sussex catchments. The project list also includes partners’ project and those ‘under development’. They have included marine and terrestrial projects because of the links between land and sea e.g. diffuse pollution flows via the groundwater or rivers to the sea, migratory fish use freshwater and marine habitats during their life cycle, etc – this is an example of taking an integrated and ‘whole scape’ approach to catchment management (Source to Sea/cross catchments). The feedback from partners has been really positive – they think it’s a really useful source of information to help them identify and plan work.

There are multiple benefits to this approach, through raising awareness of important issues and maximising opportunities to work collaboratively. In doing so, it can help attract funding and partners, add credibility, open up funding opportunities, and enable the sharing of expertise and knowledge. This in turn should lead to improved knowledge or improvements for people and wildlife. 

Project Name

Lead Organisation
Management Catchment/Location
Water Body Type 
Solent Area
 

Solent Oyster Restoration 

Blue Marine

Solent 

Marine

Beneficial Use of Dredgings

Solent Forum

Solent

Marine

Natural Environment Group Projects Solent Forum Solent Coastal/marine

Secrets of the Solent

Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust

Solent 

Marine

ValMaB-DM - Valuing Marine Biodiversity for use in Decision Making Portsmouth University/Plymouth University Solent (one of two field sites) Marine

Marker Point, Thorney Island - Regional Habitat Compensation Programme Thorney Island Habitat Creation Scheme Information Page - Environment Agency - Citizen Space (environment-agency.gov.uk)

Environment Agency

Chichester Harbour

Marine

Hook Lake, Warsash, Regional Habitat Compensation Programme - Hook Lake Coastal Management Study — Coastal Partners

Coastal Partners

Southampton Water

Marine

Beauty of the Beach campaign

Southern Water

South East Beaches 

Marine

Natural England 
Solent 
Marine
Solent Forum
Solent
Marine
University of Portsmouth 
Langstone Harbour and Poole Harbour
Marine
Bird Aware
Solent
Marine
Southern IFCA
Southampton Water, Test and Itchen, Portsmouth and Langstone
Marine

Solent Scallop/Bivalve/Oyster Surveys

Southern IFCA

Solent

Marine

Southern IFCA Fish Monitoring

Southern IFCA

Southern IFC District 

Marine

Reducing and Mitigating Erosion and Disturbance Impacts Effecting the Seabed (ReMEDIES) 

Natural England 

Solent

Marine

A Historical Investigation of Solent Saltmarsh as Key Coastal Nursery Habitat Areas

Natural England 

Solent

Marine

Outfall Safari

Environment Agency 

East Solent

Marine

IW-Medina, Thorness Bay and Western Yar estuary sediment management and saltmarsh restoration

IoW Council

Isle of Wight

River

Total Ecosystem Management of Intertidal Habitats (TEMITH)

University of Portsmouth 
Solent
Marine
Soft sediment eco-enhancements – is this the art of the impossible?
University of Plymouth
Solent/wider
Marine

Solent Plastics Pollution hub as part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution project

Solent Forum

Solent and catchments

River and Marine

Marineff Interreg

Southampton University

IOW, Hamble and other sites

Marine

Solent Seascape Project

Blue Marine Foundation

Solent

Marine

Solent sea defence ecology enhancements

Coastal Partners

East Hampshire

Marine

Chessel Bay Nurdle clean up

EA, SCC, UoS, Friends of Chessel Bay

Itchen Estuary

Marine

River Itchen Flood Alleviation Scheme

Environment Agency

Itchen Estuary

Marine

Hurst to Lymington scheme

Environment Agency
Hurst to Lymington
Marine
Solent and Dorset Nutrients and seagrass project
NE
Solent and Dorset
Marine
Southern Water
Langstone, Chichester & Pagham Harbours
Marine
University of Portsmouth Research Portal UoP    
WWF
IOW
Marine
HIOWWT
Solent
Marine
Freshwater Habitats Trust
New Forest
River
Hatchet Pond (SAC),New Forest
Natural England 
New Forest
Lake
Freshwater Habitats Trust
New Forest
River
Sowley Pond Dredge (in pipeline)
Environment Agency 
New Forest
Lake
Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Trust
Test and Itchen
River
Test & Itchen Catchment Technical Assessment of Channels (TICTAC)
WCSRT, HIWWT
Test and Itchen
River
Targeted agri' diffuse pollution reduction
Environment Agency 
Marine
Cover Crop Trials
Natural England 
Test and Itchen 
River and Groundwater

Landscape Enterprise Network Schemes

NE

Hampshire Avon

Unflushables campaign

Southern Water

Treasure the Tanner's Brook

Environment Agency 

Test and Itchen

River

Lavant Stream Fish Pass

Environment Agency 

East Hampshire

River

Freshwater Habitats Trust Projects

Freshwater Habitat Trust

UK

River

Lavant Stream Fish Pass

EA

East Hampshire

River

Island Rivers Priority Projects

Isle of Wight
River
New Forest NPA
New Forest
Terrestrial/Coast
Sussex Area
 
 
 

Clean Seas Please

Rother Voluntary Action Group

Sussex coastline 

Marine

Wild Coast Sussex

MCS

sussex coastline 

Marine

Help Our Kelp 

Sussex Wildlife Trust 

Sussex coastline 

Marine

Return of the Terns

Friends of Chichester Harbour
Chichester Harbour
Marine
Adur saltmarsh restoration
Adur & Worthing DC
Adur Estuary 
Marine
Ouse Valley Climate Action
South Downs National Park
sussex coastline 
River
Chichester Harbour Protection & Recovery of Nature
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Chichester Harbour 
Marine
Itchenor BUDS/BESE trial
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Chichester Harbour
Marine
redpol-project
Chichester Harbour Conservancy
Chichester Harbour
Marine
East Head, Chichester, saltmarsh and sand dune restoration
National Trust
Sussex coastline 
Marine

Save our Harbours

Southern Water
Pagham Harbour 
Marine
Cuckmere Estuary wetland restoration
National Trust
Cuckmere estuary 
Marine

Eastbourne & Pevensey Bay Coastal Defences Project 

EA
Sussex Coastline
Marine

Manhood Peninsular Partnership

Chichester DC
Sussex Coastline
Marine
Crustaceans, Habitat And Sediment Movement (CHASM Manhood Peninsular Chichester and Solent Marine
Seagrass - Pagham Harbour MCZ
Natural England 
Pagham Harbour
Marine
Channel Payments for Ecosystem Services (CPES)
Chichester University
West Sussex
River and Marine
Sussex Wildlife Trust/EA
 Chichester
River
EA
East Sussex
Marine
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Arun Estuary and Sussex Coastline
River and Marine
Ferry Pool/Fields Wetland restoration
RSPB
West Sussex
River and Marine
Halseys Farm Wetland restoration
RSPB
West Sussex
River and Marine
Poole Area
 
 
 
Holes Bay, Poole saltmarsh regeneration
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Poole 
Marine
East Stoke, Poole managed realignment
RSPB
Poole 
Marine
Environment Agency 
Poole 
Marine