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An independent strategic coastal partnership

What We Do

What can the Dorset Coast Forum do for you?

  • Provide a neutral platform for discussion
  • Disseminate relevant data and information to our members
  • Design and deliver innovative projects
  • Provide effective stakeholder engagement
  • Organise and facilitate workshops
  • Empower communities to tackle coastal issues affecting them
  • Provide educational material to schools, businesses and communities
  • Enable networking opportunities through conferences and events
  • Work effectively on issues and opportunities for the coast using our members knowledge and expertise to deliver results
  • Facilitate conflict resolution on coastal issues

Workshops and Conferences

The Dorset Coast Forum (DCF) offers a conference and workshop organising service for both small and large scale events. The DCF team has extensive experience in coordinating and delivering conferences, consultations, workshops and events. We are happy to design bespoke events to meet your requirements.

The DCF hold an annual conference for our members on a wide range of topics and issues. We also provide ad hoc meetings, seminars and workshops on issues relevant to the Dorset coast. These events provide an excellent networking facility with communication across a wide range of stakeholders at a local, regional and national level.



The DCF team are experienced in coordinating and delivering a range of projects to benefit the Dorset Coast, as well as writing successful funding bids. Our level of involvement varies depending of the requirements of the project.



We are experts on horizon scanning to inform organisations of coastal issues. We send out a monthly e-news to our members which includes:

  • local and national coastal news
  • Our current project work and developments
  • Relevant reports, publications and new policies – local, national and international
  • Stakeholder consultations
  • Conferences and events

Our DCF mailing list reaches over 900 contacts interested in marine, coastal, environmental and sustainability issues. We encourage members to share their news and information with us to be distributed to the network of DCF members.


Facilitation Work

DCF staff have professional training in delivering facilitation services. We can provide a neutral role which is effective in areas of work where there is sometimes conflict. We have impartiality and a proven role in conflict resolution and consensus building.


For more information on our work and the services we offer please contact us.

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