This working group looks at ways of protecting and enhancing the marine natural environment, working in partnership with a number of organisations.

The “Spotlight on Poole Harbour: Environment and Economics” conference organised by Poole Harbour Study Group as part of Poole Maritime Festival on 6th June 2018, examined aspects of the Harbour ecology and industry, including some of the steps taken to achieve sustainability, including contributions from Wessex Water, Othniel Oysters, Poole Harbour Commissioners, Natural England, BCP Council, Southern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Poole Harbour Catchment Initiative, Bournemouth University and Birds of Poole Harbour.

Current projects include exploring a charging infrastructure for electric vessels, with actions towards decarbonising marine.

If you would like to be involved with this working group, get in touch via poolemarinehub@bcpcouncil.gov.uk