SEACAMS2 scientists showcased the variety of state-of-the-art science R&D projects at Swansea University’s Science Festival 2018. Visitors to the National Waterfront museum during the family weekend were introduced to the world of applied marine and coastal science work that seacams2 carry out. Hands-on and interactive activities on offer demonstrate Swansea University’s commitment to engage and support local industries. Families were able to undertake a marine life quiz, ‘learn to dive’ in a make-shift lagoon (or large tub) and look through microscopes of varying types to look at planktonic creatures up close. A display was produced with the marine-themed pictures and origami produced by visitors and staff, including crafts made from single-use plastic milk bottles. Photos of fieldwork were also on display including pictures of the new research vessel RV Mary Anning that will be ready for visitors at the next Science FeSTival.