Series Introduction. Foreword: Michael F.Goodchild. Preface. Contrubutors. Down to the Sea in Ships: The Emergence of Marine GIS - Dawn Wright. Working on the Frontiers of Science: Applying GIS to the Coastal Zone - Darius J. Bartlett. Part One: Conceptual/ Technical Issues Data Models for Marine and Coastal Geographic Information Systems - Rongxing Li. An Algorithmic Approach to Marine GIS - Christopher Gold. Representations of Variability in Marine Environmental Data - Anne Lucas. Applying Spatio-Temporal Concepts to Correlative Data Analysis - Herman Varma. Linear Reference Data Models and Dynamic Segmentation: Application to Coastal and Marine Data - Andrew G. Sherin. Spatial Reasoning for Marine Geology and Geophysics - Dawn J. Wright. 2.5 and 3-D GIS for Coastal Geomorphology - Jonathan Raper Part Two: Applications Real-time GIS for Marine Applications - Gerald A. Hatcher Jr. and Norman Maher. Electronic Chart Disply and Information Systems (ECDIS): State-of-the-art in Nautical Charting - Robert Ward, Chris Roberts and Ron Furness. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Vents Program GIS: Integration, Analysis and Distribution of Multidisciplinary Oceanographic Data - Christopher G. Fox and Andra M. Bobbitt. Integrated Geographical and Environmentally Remotely-Sensed Data on Marginal and Enclosed Basins - Vittorio Barale. Mapping Submarine Slope Failures - Brian G. McAdoo. Applications of GIS to Fisheries Management - Geoff J. Meaden. A User-Friendly Marine GIS for Multi-Dimensional Visualisation - Yafang Su. Active Techtonics: Data Acquisition and Analysis with Marine GIS - Chris Goldfinger Part Three: Institutional Issues Managing Marine and Coastal Data Sources: A National Oceonographic Data Centre Perspective on GIS - Bronwyn Cahill, Theresa Kennedy and Orla Ni. Significance of Coastal and Marine Geographical Information Systems within the Context of the United States National Geospatial Data Policies - Millington Locakwood and Cindy Fowler. GIS applications to Marine boundary Delimitations -Harold Palmer and Loin Pruett Information Quality Considerations for Coastal Data -Nancy Von Meyer, Kenneth E Foote and Donald J Huebner Epilogue - Darius J. Bartlett and Dawn J. Wright overview, brief history. Part 1: Conceptual/Technical Issue. Part 2: Applications. Part 3: Institutional Issues.