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Get involved with the Dorset Coast Forum

Become a member 

We welcome membership from all maritime and coastal organisations that have an interest on the Dorset Coast and its surrounding sea.

Membership is free but organisations and groups are encourages to help fund our core work.

Members of the Dorset Coast Forum represent the majority of coastal and marine sectors. They have a broad spectrum of expertise and an informed knowledge and understanding of the local, national and international coastal issues. 

It is important that the Dorset Coast Forum has a good balance in its membership with representation from groups that span all marine sectors, relevant authorities, non governmental organisations and conservation interests. The current membership policy is that DCF is not open to individuals or issue specific lobby groups. Member organisations should have a vested interest in the planning, management and use of the Dorset Coast.

Please download a  Membership Application Form (word, 607kb) (opens in a new window) and return to the Dorset Coast Forum team.

Becoming a member of the Dorset Coast Forum enables you to:

  • Stay informed on coastal and marine information

  • Meet others working in other maritime sectors in a neutral setting

  • Get your ideas/news heard and discussed through our enews or at meetings

  • Work in collaboration

  • Become better informed on policy decisions

  • Share knowledge and good practice

  • Get involved in Dorset Coast Forum projects

  • Opportunities to influence European and UK Policy

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