Introduction Links to coastal observatories Grants and exchange visits October 2006 workshop October 2007 workshop October 22nd October 23rd (Morning) October 23rd (Afternoon) October 24th March 2009 workshop October 2007 workshop October 22nd The Liverpool Bay Coastal Observatory, Irish Sea ( ppt 30M) John Howarth, Roger Proctor, Phil Knight & Matt Palmer, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, UK. The Western (English) Channel Observatory as a test bed for improving ecosystem forecasts ( ppt 8M) Icarus Allen, Tim Smyth et al., Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. PREVIMER: observations and forecasts for the French coastal environment ( pdf 7M) Sylvain Michel, PREVIMER, France. The Portuguese forecasting system ( pdf 6M) Guillaume Riflet, MARETEC - Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal. Monitoring and modelling the Spanish coastal waters. A new concept: the Operational PdE PORTUS System ( ppt 5M) Marcos Sotillo, Puertos del Estado, Spain.