About the program

The program is an initiative aimed at increasing the participation and representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the fields of marine science and marine management. The program recognises the importance of engaging Indigenous youth with their communities and Traditional Knowledge within marine research and conservation efforts.

The program is designed to provide opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to pursue careers in the field by offering specialised courses, mentorship, research opportunities, and wider support networks. It aims to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the marine environment, build scientific skills, and empower Indigenous students to contribute to marine science and conservation.

By offering this program through tailored support tailored to the needs of Indigenous students, we seek to address the underrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the marine science field and continue promoting cultural diversity and inclusivity within the discipline.