The protection of military harbours is a complex task. A force protection system integrates several sensors and databases for ashore and waterside surveillance: · passive sensors (acoustic, magnetic, CCTV, IR, FO fence) · active sensors (Radar, Diver Detection Sonar) · remote / autonomous vehicles for inspection and surveillance · chart database · information database Additionally a network-based waterside security application should integrate several additional sources and services e.g.: · WEB based Automatic Identification System (AIS) · Satellite based AIS · Access to online databases e.g. weather information, ship register data · C4I data e.g. MCCIS (NATO C4I system) or JoCIS (EADS export C4I system) Also, new technical possibilities of modern multi touch HMI approaches and aspects of user centric man machine interface design will be discussed.