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Meet Tiahni

ITSS student Tiahni Adamson from Adelaide University.

Tiahni is one of two students who have been awarded the first Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship. Tiahni is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman, with mob connections to Thursday Island and Larrakia country.

I dream of conveying my special connection with our land to educate, advocate and nurture sustainable living practices on country. I love spending time in community, learning all I can and keeping culture strong. I hope to gain an understanding of the future for the climate movement, work in wildlife and marine conservation, learn to educate and effectively communicate climate science, and network in a supportive environment of like minded experts; bringing my culture with me. I dream of solving our climate crisis by standing up for Indigenous Australia, facilitating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to manage their country with their incredible 60,000+ years of knowledge.

I’ve been working with CSIRO on Indigenous Education programs such as the Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS) and teaching science at Garma’s Yothu Yindi Youth Forum for the past four years. Since working with CSIRO, I have been made aware of the incredible facilities and opportunities they provide. I’ve been asking my colleagues about opportunities on RV Investigator for the past four years and when this scholarship came out, I was flooded with emails from the beautiful CSIRO community to apply; and jumped at the opportunity. Having experience working with a prestigious company who are world renowned for their scientific research will broaden my education and employment capabilities, while networking among like minded professionals.

I’m incredibly excited to develop my skills in marine research in a practical manner alongside a plethora of experts.

Tiahni's voyage

Tiahni joined ITSS coordinator, Hannah McCleary, and fellow ITSS student, Sophie Gilbey, on the inaugural ITSS voyage on RV Investigator. The voyage departed Darwin on 23 December 2019 and spent 10 days studying ocean and atmosphere along the west coast of Australia, arriving in Fremantle on 2 January 2020.

Voyage page: IN2019_T03

The Indigenous Time at Sea Scholarship is supported by the Marine National Facility as part of the CSIRO Reconciliation Action Plan.

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