Partners and collaborators

ACCESS-NRI is enabled by the Australian Government, Department of Education, Employment and Skills (DESE) through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).




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


ACCESS-NRI modelling relies on computational and data resources from high-performance supercomputers operated by Australia’s National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) located at The Australian National University.

ACCESS is a complex software system, now at more than 3½ million lines of code that generates massive data files used for scientific analysis which must be stored, indexed and made accessible to the wider research community.

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) is our main platform for collaboration and where resource intensive simulations are run and the resulting data stored and analysed.

ACCESS-NRI partnership participants include: