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SEMS Annual Meeting

The SEMS Management Group meets on an annual basis in September, it is currently chaired by the River Hamble Harbour Authority and all SEMS Management Group members are invited to attend. The Solent Forum provide the secretariat.

At the meeting the Group agrees the Annual Management Report and its actions.

SEMS MG 2023 - Meeting Papers and Presentations

Natural England Research Update

  1. Noise disturbance monitoring – this project will gather data on noise levels across the Solent and how SPA features respond to these during the over-wintering period through a combination of sound recording and on the ground surveys. Surveys will commence in October 2023 and run until Jan / Feb next year with report expected by the end of March 2024.
  2. Mapping debris – this project will use pre-existing aerial images (a combination of satellite and UAV) ground-truthed by walkover surveys to produce a map of debris on the intertidal of Solent Maritime SAC to inform whether this is causing damage to/preventing growth of sensitive features such as seagrass. The report will included details on how easy each piece would be to clean-up. Report expected by the end of March 2024.

SEMS MG 2022 - Meeting Papers and Presentations

SEMS MG 2021 - Meeting Papers and Presentations

SEMS MG 2020 - Meeting Papers and Presentations

SEMS MG 2019