The Solent Forum was established in December 1992, in order to develop a greater understanding among the authorities and agencies involved in planning and management in the Solent area, and to assist and influence them in carrying out their functions. The Forum has been set up to consider and provide advice on strategic issues - that … Continue reading Solent Forum News – January 2023
Our Winter/Spring series of evening online webinars for Solent Protection Society members and friends, continues on February 6th when we will welcome Rob Woodside, Conservation & Estates Director of English Heritage. Rob has 25 years' experience of working in the heritage, environment and sustainability sectors. English Heritage is responsible for the conservation and maintenance of … Continue reading Solent Protection Society – Members’ webinar evenings
An article published in the Guardian on 11 January 2023 entitled "What happens when a huge ship sinks? A step-by-step guide to averting disaster", makes fascinating reading. Among the many interesting links within the article, the Safety and Shipping Review 2022 from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) stands out, giving an annual review of trends … Continue reading Maritime salvage article reawakens memories of the Hoegh Osaka
The eutrophication of coastal waters has led to disturbing phenomenon of ‘green tides’ across the Channel in Brittany. We are all now aware of the nitrate pollution in our rivers, estuaries and inland seas and the resulting build-up of green algae. What we in the UK are less aware of is that decomposing green algae … Continue reading Brittany’s ‘Green Tides’ – a future threat to the Solent?
The Solent Forum was established in December 1992, in order to develop a greater understanding among the authorities and agencies involved in planning and management in the Solent area, and to assist and influence them in carrying out their functions. The Forum has been set up to consider and provide advice on strategic issues - that … Continue reading Solent Forum News – December 2022
[Ian West and Tonya West - Geology of the Wessex Coast ] The Solent Estuarine System consists of Southampton Water, the West Solent, the East Solent and Spithead, Portsmouth, Langstone and Chichester Harbour, all of which are drowned Pleistocene river systems. The Solent River extended from west to east at a time when sea-level was … Continue reading Pollution from the river basins
Introduction In last year’s newsletter we published an article explaining some of the science and assumptions about sea-level rise and flood maps. This year we will try to bring it nearer to home with some advice about how worried you should be if you live near the coast. There have been many articles in the … Continue reading If you live near the coast, should you be worried by sea-level rise?
There are as many, if not more people using Solent waterways than just the bathers at designated bathing beaches. For a considerable time, SPS has been calling for the scope of Southern Water's Beachbuoy application to be extended to complete the coverage for the safety and security of all Solent water users, leisure and business, … Continue reading Southern Water’s Beachbuoy scope should be extended to highlight all Solent discharges
We're delighted to say that the Autumn 2022 Newsletter has left the printer and been posted to our members, along with details of the upcoming AGM. To obtain your own crisp glossy copy, head for our Membership and Donations page.
Solent Protection Society (SPS) has been working for many years to monitor the impact of pollution in the Solent, long before the topic was given much wider focus through mainstream media. The many sources of this pollution include human waste, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals and micro-plastics together with nitrates and phosphates generated from livestock waste and … Continue reading Pollution and water quality