Event: Third Cross-Channel Forum

The third Cross-Channel Forum will take place on Thursday the 20th of September, at Southampton Solent University Conference Centre.

Following the past two Forums held in Exeter (October 2010) and Rennes (November 2011), this third meeting organised as part of the “Channel Arc Manche Integrated Strategy” (CAMIS) project, coordinated by the Regional Council of Haute-Normandie, aims at preparing a strategy paper for the Channel Area and raising new actions for stakeholders involved at a local level.

Stakeholders from across the Channel region are invited to support the development of the Integrated Maritime Strategy and the identification of actions to facilitate improved cooperation across the region.

This event will also be an opportunity for French and British elected members to exchange their views about the means in which to re-engage a dialogue between elected members of the Channel Arc area.

Further information regarding the Forum can be found here.




News Item: Review of compliance and enforcement in relation to coastal investments and projects

The coastal investments and projects review was launched on the 16th of July. This is one of a series of reviews looking at how the government can remove unnecessary burdens on business, whilst ensuring that important protections provided by regulators continue.

Interested parties are being asked for their views and experiences of regulatory activity by national and local regulators arising in connection with investments and projects on the coast.

More information regarding the review can be found at:


The consultation period finishes on the 21st of September 2012. 

News item: Conference on Delivering Sustainable Coasts, 18 & 19th September, Southport

The North West Coastal Forum, working with Sefton Council and 10 European partners as part of the SUSTAIN project, has announced details of a major international conference addressing coastal sustainability issues across Europe and celebrating the achievements of organisations and individuals across North West England.

The conference is free to attend and will focus on the outputs from the SUSTAIN: Assessing sustainability and strengthening operational policy project, partly-funded by the INTERREG IVC Programme.

Further details about the SUSTAIN project and the event can be found at: