A: Preface. Preface; M.E. McDonald. B: Regional and National Coastal Monitoring Partnership Programs. Southern California's Marine Monitoring System Ten Years After the National Research Council Evaluation; B.B. Bernstein, et al. Effective Application of Monitoring Information: The Case of San Francisco Bay; R. Hoenicke, et al. Bi-National Assessment of the Great Lakes: SOLEC Partnerships; P. Bertram, et al. The MYSound Project: Building an Estuary-Wide Monitoring Network for Long Island Sound, U.S.A.; M. Tedesco, et al. Conservation and Management Applications of the REEF Volunteer Fish Monitoring Program; C.V. Pattengill-Semmens, B.X. Semmens. The Coastal Component of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System; T.C. Malone. C: Monitoring Approaches, Modeling, and Data Management. Great Lakes Monitoring Results Comparison of Probability Based and Deterministic Sampling Grids; G.J. Warren, P.J. Horvatin. A Hydrologic Network Supporting spatially referenced Regression Modeling in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed; J.W. Brakebill, S.J. Preston. The Importance of Considering Spatial Attributes in Evaluating Estuarine Habitat Condition: The South Carolina Experience; R.F.van Dolah, et al. Living with a Large Reduction in Permitted Loading by Using a Hydrograph-Controlled Release Scheme; P.A. Conrads, et al. A Proposed Coast-Wide Reference Monitoring System for Evaluating Wetland Restoration Trajectories in Louisiana; G.D. Steyer, et al. Stormwater Toxicity in Chollas Creek and San Diego Bay, California; K. Schiff, et al. Managing Troubled Data: Coastal Data Partnerships Smooth Data Integration; S.H. Hale, et al. D: Benthic Communities Monitoring and Assessment. Incidence of Stress in Benthic Communities Along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Coasts Within Different Ranges of Sediment Contamination From Chemical Mixtures; J.H. Hyland, et al. Application of the Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity to Environmental Monitoring in Chesapeake Bay; R.J. Llanso, et al. Spatial Scales and Probability Based Sampling in Determining Levels of Benthic Community Degradation in the Chesapeake Bay; D.M. Dauer, R.J. Llans An Approach to Identifying the causes of Benthic Degradation in Chesapeake Bay; C.S. Christman, D.M. Dauer. Variability in the Identification and Enumeration of Marine Benthic Community Samples and its Effect on Benthic Assessment Measures; J.A. Ranasinghe, et al. E: Biological Indicators & Interlaboratory Sediment Comparisons. Production, Respiration and Net Ecosystem Metabolism in U.S. Estuaries; J.M. Caffrey. Foraminifera as Bioindicators in Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring: The FORAM Index; P. Hallock, et al. Monitoring Nekton as a Bioindicator in Shallow Estuarine Habitats; K.B. Raposa, et al. Interlaboratory Variability of Amphipod Sediment Toxicity Tests in a Cooperative Regional Monitoring Program; S.M. Bay, et al. Making Performance-Based Chemistry Work: How We Created Comparable Data Among Laboratories as Part of a Southern California Marine Regional Assessment; R. Gossett, et al. F: Microbiological Modeling, Indicators, and Monitoring. Characterization and Statistical Modeling of Bacterial (Escherichia coli) Outflows from Watersheds that Discharge into Southern Lake Michigan; G.A. Olyphant, et al. Comparison of Beach Bacterial Water Quality Indicator Measurement Methods; R.T. Noble, et al. Molecular Approaches to Microbiological Monitoring: Fecal Source Detection; K.G. Field, et al. Characterization of Microbial Communities from Coastal Waters Using Microarrays; O.C. Stine, et al. Using Multiple Antibiotic Resistance and Land Use Characteristics to Determine Sources of Fecal Coliform Bacterial Pollution; R.H. Kelsey, et al. G: Monitoring and Assessment of Phytoplankton and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Communities. Long-Term Phytoplankton Trends and Related Water Quality Trends in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, U.S.A.; H.G. Marshall, et al. Initial Results from a Multi-Institutional Collaboration to Monitor Harmful Algal Blooms in South Carolina; A.J. Lewitus, A.F. Holland. A Pilot Project to Detect and Forecast Harmful Algal Blooms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico; W.S. Fisher, et al. Preliminary Investigation of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Mapping Using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing; D.J. Williams, et al. Effect of El Nino on Demographic, Morphological, and Chemical Parameters in Turtlegrass, Thalassia testudinum: an Unexpected Test of Indicators; P.R. Carlson Jr., et al.