The Dorset Coast Forum
The Dorset Coast Forum (DCF) is an established Strategic Coastal Partnership made up of over 220 public, private and voluntary member organisations. The Dorset Coast and Sea section has a wealth of information about living and working on the Dorset coast, including recreation, coastal economy and the natural and historic environment.
About the Dorset Coast Forum (DCF)
Find out more about the DCF team, members and steering group. Information is also provided on the Dorset Coast Strategy, topic papers, DCF publications, projects and meetings.
News, conferences and consultations
Keep up to date with international, national, regional and local news, find out about current consultations and up and coming events.
Dorset Coast and Sea
There is a great deal of information available about the Dorset coast. The Dorset Coast Forum is committed to making available as much relevant information as possible to coastal managers and the wider public.
The 2012 Olympic Games presented an opportunity to develop a maritime legacy that will benefit Dorset's coastal communities and the maritime sector long into the future. The DCF developed the C-SCOPE (combining sea and coastal planning in Europe) project to realise this potential.
Dorset Local Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Group
This page contains information about the Finding Sanctuary MCZ Project and information for members of the Dorset Local MCZ Group.
Dorset Facilitators Network
This page contains information on the Dorset Facilitation Network and a link for network members to log in to the network website.
The Coast Forum is actively involved with a number of independent projects and groups, each with their own specialities and interests in particular aspects of the Dorset Coast.
Local projects and groups working with local communities to adapt to coastal change. Including a Coastal Change Resource Library with background information and web links relating to coastal change.
Dorset BeachCare is a community and industry led project to reduce marine and beach litter and maintain and improve bathing water quality where most needed along the Dorset coast.
VALMER is a joint English-French project running between September 2012 - March 2015 aiming to test different methods of valuing the sea at six coastal sites in order to better inform and enhance future marine policies and management.