Empowering tomorrow's Indigenous Australian marine leaders.

ATSIMS: Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders in Marine Science

ATSIMS aims to inspire Indigenous high school students to pursue careers in marine science and management and prepares them to succeed in these critically important fields.  Program highlights include snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, touring the Australian Institute of Marine Science and experiencing life as an undergraduate student at James Cook University.

Recent Stories

  • Happy NAIDOC Week from ATSIMS

    8 Jul 2016

    Happy NAIDOC week 2016 from the ATSIMS program! In celebration of NAIDOC week, we have put together a special video: Dreaming tracks crisscross Australia tracing the journeys of ancestral spirits as they created the land, animals and lores. These dreaming tracks are sometimes called ‘Songlines’ which is the theme for 2016 NAIDOC week. Songlines connect […]

  • ATSIMS Wins 2016 Queensland Reconciliation Awards: Education

    8 Jul 2016

    ATSIMS is very proud to have received a QLD Reconciliation Award for Education (link). Thank you to our wonderful ATSIMS scholars, CEC’s, teachers and partners for supporting the program and reconciliation in marine science.

  • The Guardian: Great Barrier Reef: marine science program boosts Indigenous numbers at university

    8 Jul 2016

    The Guardian posted an amazing story and video about ATSIMS (link): Jackie Makie never thought of becoming a marine biologist. If statistics are anything to go by, that’s not surprising. Indigenous students make up 3% of the total population but less than 1% of students at university. And, despite Sea Country being a vital part […]