Fleet Study Group


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The Fleet Study Group (FSG) was formed in 1975 with the inaugural meeting held at what was then the Dorset Institute for Higher Education (DIHE), now Weymouth College, when the Natural Environment Research Council(NERC) was setting up working parties for many of the important estuaries around the UK coast, such as the Clyde and Liverpool Bay.

The FSG is a voluntary organisation bringing together scientists and others with an interest in the Fleet, Chesil Beach and Hamm Beach (the Study Area). Membership is by invitation and there are typically 15-20 members with some representing organisations concerned with the study area.

The role of the FSG has evolved over the years with the current objectives being:

Meetings are usually held three times a year in March, July and November at a variety of locations around the study area. A number of group field activities also take place each year. In the past these field activities have included:

In addition, individual members pursue their own interests in the study area and often report on their findings to the group meetings.

A leaflet describing the Fleet Study Group and its activities has been produced and can be downloaded here