ACCESS-NRI provides software engineering support for Australia’s Earth System research.

The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) is a computer modelling framework for research that includes atmospheric, ocean, sea-ice, and land surface models coupled to a range of chemical and biological models. Currently, the system supports critical modelling and research that contributes to international global climate reports, weather forecasting, seasonal prediction, climate projection and climate adaptation policy among many other uses.


The Australian Earth-System Simulator National Research Infrastructure (NRI) provides a computer modelling framework to support Australia’s Earth System research.

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We aim to enhance significantly the capability for research in weather, climate and Earth System modelling necessary for Australia to navigate environmental change.

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National Computational Infrastructure (NCI)

Partners and collaborators

We are a major collaborative undertaking between the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and five Australian universities, in collaboration with national and international partners.

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ACCESS-NRI operates under the operational framework of its host institution, The Australian National University (ANU) on the advice of the ACCESS-NRI Board.

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