A special summer program at MIT on ‘Methods of Observation and Analysis of Harbor and Coastal Pollution’ will be held June 19–23, 1972. The program will deal with the methodology of observation and assessment of pollution in harbors and coastal waters. Instruments and data acquisition and interpretation systems will be described and discussed in the context of the dynamics of the processes that govern pollutant traansport and dispersion. The course is intended for engineers and scientists with an interest in pollution assessment.