ACCESS Community Workshop 2023

The Australian Earth System Simulator (ACCESS-NRI) would like to invite you to the ACCESS Community Annual Workshop 2023. 

This annual event brings together the community of users, developers and collaborators of the ACCESS Earth system models. This event will be held in Canberra, ACT on Ngunnawal and Ngambri country and online from 5-6 of September 2023. In-person attendees are also invited to a Workshop dinner on Tuesday 5 September.

This is one of several events occurring during the week (see the related events below). We encourage you to also register for these other events and stay for the whole week.




ACCESS Training Day (4 September)

ACCESS Working groups meetings (7-8 September)

Integrated Earth 2023 (12-13 September) More information and to register



  • Bring together people across the ACCESS community to present and discuss current and emerging topics (both technical and scientific)
  • Provide updates on ACCESS-NRI activities and plan
  • Support the community Working Groups and foster new and existing community-wide collaborations
  • Provide a forum for community feedback on ACCESS-NRI activities and priorities
  • Deliver training on ACCESS-related software, data, and tools



This event is open to anyone who works with, or is interested in the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS). Everyone is welcome, including ACCESS developers, users of ACCESS model output, people considering using ACCESS in the future and those at all career stages.



Online sessions will take place through Zoom.

In person sessions will take place at: J.G. Crawford Building (Building 132), Lennox Crossing, ANU, Canberra

Online attendance options will be provided, but we can’t guarantee a full hybrid engagement participation in breakout rooms, so for a better experience we encourage you to participate in person. All plenary sessions will be recorded and made available to all participants after the workshop.

Please note that this event may be recorded and published by the ACCESS-NRI through its communication channels. This may include your contributions during the sessions.

Interstate visitor? Find some information about accommodation options and more here:



We welcome submissions that focus on scientific and technical areas related to ACCESS use, model development and model and data integration.

Posters: Only a title is required on the registration form, and all posters are automatically accepted. However, we have a limited number of poster boards and we have almost reached our capacity, so they will be allocated on a first came basis until filled.

Oral presentations submissions have closed.


  • 27 June: Workshop registration opens
  • 15 July: Draft program available
  • 31 July:  Deadline for oral presentations
  • 15 August: Final program available
  • 15 August: Registrations close


The ACCESS-NRI team would like to thank the members of the Workshop Program Committee for their valuable contributions and time.

Yi Huang and Matthew Woodhouse (representatives of the Atmosphere WG)

Edward Doddridge, Adele Morrison, Andrew Kiss and  Paul Spence (representatives of the COSIMA- Ocean and Sea Ice WG)

Felicity McCormack (representative of the Cryosphere WG)

David Hutchinson and Wilma Huneke (representatives of the Earth Systems Modelling WG)

Debbie Hudson, Kim Reid and Nathan Eizenberg (representatives of the Forecasting and Prediction WG)

Anna Ukkola, Claire Carouge and Ian Harman (representatives of the Land WG)

Ben Evans (representative of the National Computational Infrastructure, NCI)

Kelsey Druken (Chair) and Natalia Bateman (representatives of the ACCESS-NRI)



We are committed to making this event accessible to everyone. If there any specific access requirements that we can provide to enable you to attend, please contact us at:


We acknowledge the world still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our efforts to minimise the risk of SARS CoV-2 infection in all our events.


This plan was prepared with advice from aerosol expert Professor Robyn Schofield from the University of Melbourne and member of ACCESS-NRI Board and OzSage.



If you have any questions, please direct them to: