Example of a modular activity from the show: pupils use balancing boards to experience the challenge of carefully preserving samples on a moving ship. © Dynamic Earth

Learning Officer Fran demonstrating the challenges of working on board a research ship with school pupils in Strathearn, Scotland (c) Dynamic Earth

This show was developed to explain the ATLAS project and the work of people involved in it. It starts with a brief introduction to how and why oceans are important, then moves on to how scientists and engineers work at sea. There are discussions around the technology used for exploration of the deep sea and the challenges posed by deep water. It also features an introduction to cold-water corals, how they feed and how bottom trawling for fish damages them. The show finishes with information about marine protected areas and a compilation video from various ATLAS cruises (expeditions at sea).

Script and information pack

Atlantic Adventures with ATLAS Dynamic Earth Full Show 

The show demonstrated in this video has been adapted by Dynamic Earth to suit public audiences and informal learning, however the script outlines a longer (45-50 minute) workshop version suitable for schools.

Here is a link to the PowerPoint presentation containing videos which is freely available to download from the ATLAS Community page on Zenodo.

The same link also contains a pdf file which provides an explanation of the show, a kit list, script and video transcript.


Demonstration of the ROV Challenge as part of a school workshop during remote and rural outreach (c) Dynamic Earth


Explore the CCGS Amundsen cruise in immersive 360° with these free, educational videos. The ATLAS 360° videos can be viewed on any device, but for best results we advise viewing using a virtual reality headset (such as the Google cardboard viewers: https://arvr.google.com/intl/en_uk/cardboard/get-cardboard/).

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The ATLAS 360° videos onboard the CCGS Amundsen take you on a journey to explore the Canadian Arctic deep seas. The key objective of this scientific mission is to gain an in-depth understanding of the food sources and food delivery pathways to the sponge grounds and cold-water coral reefs.

View the ATLAS 360° videos below:

  1. The Amundsen vessel breaking through ice #360cean #360video #eu_atlas
  2. Experience the equipment used to explore the deep-sea #360cean #360video #eu_atlas #Amundsen

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