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Atlantic Adventures with Atlas

Explore the deep-Atlantic with our collection of activities and learning resources designed to help bring the incredible science stories from the ATLAS project to life.

ATLAS is an EU funded project that aims to improve our understanding of complex deep-sea ecosystems and species. The discoveries made as part of this amazing project will help us understand what goes on in the depths of our oceans and what we should be doing to protect these incredible ecosystems.

“As the birthplace of deep-sea biology and the cradle of oceanography, the North Atlantic is the place we should know best, but only in the last 20 years have we uncovered how varied and vulnerable its deep-sea habitats really are.”

Murray Roberts, ATLAS Coordinator.

The portfolio covers a huge range of deep-sea topics and each activity comes with a free, downloadable pack containing everything you will need including kit lists, instructions, background science and curriculum links.

To access all of the resources click here


To find out how to run our Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS show and school workshops click here

The activities allow you to explore the Deep-Atlantic Ocean from your own home. Get hands-on with kitchen science experiments using things you have at home. Explore the incredible coral reefs around the coast of Scotland with a fun reef survey game and augmented reality colouring sheets. Discover the technology that scientists use to dive to the depths of the ocean and design your own research vessel or underwater robot using Lego!

The activities are ideal for families with school-aged children. They can also be used as part of a homeschooling program or by teachers in class or remotely.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about the ATLAS project or the Outreach Educational Portfolio, please contact Natalie Walls, ATLAS Project Officer (

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678760 (ATLAS). This outcome reflects only the author’s view and cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein