TIDE, or 'Atlantic Network for Developing Historical Maritime Tourism' project, will aid organisations and practitioners in the Atlantic region tourism development sector in identification of potential niche tourism packages. TIDE will use Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in archaeology and submarine exploration fields to enrich visitor experiences and introduce an exciting new dimension to tourism and cultural heritage of the Atlantic regions. The framework will be piloted with particular focus on the Napoleonic, Spanish Armada, World Wars and Atlantic Migrations eras.

Find out more about the TIDE project and partners

The story behind the memorial by the cliffs in Santander

Our partner from Government of Cantabria shares a nice story that happened by the coast of the Spanish region, with connections with Cadiz and England.

Underwater archaeology discovery with a virtual tour!

It marks the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of the Spanish Armada Wreck La Trinidad Valencera off the coast of Donegal.

Wars, navy, exploration vessels and expeditions across the Atlantic

Don't miss the maritime tale of the day with TIDE project partner Bill Horner, County Archaeologist and Historic Environment Manager at Devon County Council.

Discover the Napoleonic Forts at Lough Swilly!

Take a virtual tour across seven forts built to protect the regional coast. Discover Fort Dunree, a potential host site for a new pilot that would involve virtual reality.

TIDE: the journey begins with Good Practices

They will be available as part of the TIDE Niche Tourism Toolkit, a collection of cultural & maritime heritage stories & the digitisation of these historical assets.

New online maritime heritage collections now available!

TIDE stakeholder Tower Museum in Derry (Northern Ireland) makes maritime life stories virtually accessible to captivate different audiences.