Introduction Links to coastal observatories Grants and exchange visits October 2006 workshop October 2007 workshop March 2009 workshop Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 March 2009 workshop 11th March Wednesday Afternoon Improving strategic and operational beach management ( ppt 40M) Andy Bradbury. Irish Sea Observatory ( ppt 21M) John Howarth. The Role of an Observing system in the Management of an Urbanized Estuary ( ppt 5M) James O'Donell, University of Connecticut. PREVIMER Pre operational service and first applications ( ppt 22M) Jacques Legrand, Fabrice Lecornu. The Norwegian Ferrybox network and stakeholder needs ( ppt 14M) Henning Wehde. My Ocean ( ppt 3M) F.Adragna. EMECO Reducing uncertainty in assessments of ecosystem health ( ppt 34M) Dave Mills.