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Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) is responsible for protecting and improving the environment of England and Wales. It also has responsibility for protecting communities from the risk of flooding and managing water resources

The Southern Coastal Group

The Regional Coastal Group for central southern England (Lyme Regis to Selsey Bill, including the Isle of Wight), bringing together the neighbouring local authorities and organisations involved in coastal risk management, including the Environment Agency.

The Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership (ESCP)

An alliance formed in 2012 to deliver a combined, efficient and comprehensive coastal management service across 162km of coastline which encompasses the four Local Authorities of Havant Borough Council, Portsmouth City Council, Gosport Borough Council and Fareham Borough Council. The ESCP website acts as a central hub of information for professional partners and the public to access and download.

Channel Coastal Observatory (CCO)

The website for the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes of England. The Network comprises six Regional Programmes, collecting coastal monitoring data in a co-ordinated and systematic manner to serve the needs of coastal engineering and management.

CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network)

Significant archaeological sites along our sinuous coast and on the foreshores of our tidal estuaries are continually eroded by winds, waves and tidal scour. CITiZAN (2014-ongoing) is the first systematic national response to this threat.

LiCCo - Living with a Changing Coast

LiCCo (2011-2014) was a cross-channel project helping coastal communities to better understand and prepare for the impacts of climate change, including sea level rise and erosion on their coastline. Partner organisations from Devon, Dorset and Normandy worked together on the project, led by the Environment Agency. The project covered a period of three and a half years, from April 2011 to September 2014; all materials and resources produced during that time will remain online until 2020.

The Solent Forum

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. 

Dorset Coast Forum

The Dorset Coast Forum (DCF) is an independent strategic coastal partnership, which looks at the long term, broad-scale issues facing the Dorset coast and its inshore waters. The overriding aim of the Forum is to promote a sustainable approach to the management, use and development of Dorset’s coastal zone.

Poole Bay Coastal & Flood Risk Management

A record of coastal and flood risk management strategies, plans and projects (2005 to the present day) within Poole Harbour and the Poole Bay area, from Sandbanks to Hengistbury Head.

Arch-Manche - Archaeology, Art and Coastal Heritage

The Arch-Manche project demonstrates how under-used coastal indicators including archaeological and palaeoenvironmental data along with historical and artistic resources can be applied as tools to inform long term patterns of coastal change.

Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA)

HWTMA is a charitable Trust that seeks to promote and preserve maritime archaeology around the UK, but particularly in the south, conducting pioneering research and fieldwork that contributes to wide-ranging dissemination, outreach and education.

Coastal Partnerships Network

There are over 50 Coastal Partnerships around the UK coast, many with up to 20 years experience. The Coastal Partnership Network website is designed to introduce you to the different Coastal Partnerships in the UK and guide you to who to contact for your specific needs.

The Crown Estate

The Crown Estate manages the long-term sustainable use of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the UK seabed, including offshore energy, marine planning, aggregates, cables and pipelines. They also manage around half of the foreshore, the land between mean high and mean low water mark, around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Marine Management Organisation

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) licenses, regulates and plans marine activities in the seas around England so that they’re carried out in a sustainable way. MMO is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by Defra – the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

UK Climate Impacts Programme

The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) helps organisations, sectors and governments adapt to the changing climate through the generation, exchange and application of knowledge.

SCOPAC Region Shoreline Management Plans (SMPs)

South Downs SMP2

Beachy Head to Selsey Bill
Lead: Arun District Council

North Solent SMP2

Selsey Bill to Hurst Spit
Lead: New Forest District Council

Bournemouth & Christchurch Bays SMP2

Hurst Spit to Durlston Head
Lead: Bournemouth Borough Council

South Devon & Dorset SMP2

Durlston Head to Rame Head
Lead: Teinbridge District Council

Isle of Wight SMP2

Isle of Wight
Lead: Isle of Wight Council