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ACCESS is a consortium of several agencies, researcher councils, research programmes, universities and research groups who have combined efforts to deliver a range of outputs aligned to the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Global Change Grand Challenge (GCGC).

It is a platform for an integrated and end-to-end research and education, services and training outputs and outcomes related to the opportunities and challenges emanating from a varying and changing environment, collectively referred to as Earth Systems Science. ACCESS provides an opportunity for unprecedented co-operation across a range of disciplines which reflects the inter-connected nature of the southern African Earth System (SAES).

Thus our (expanding set of) partners represent an equally broad range of expertise and education and training institutions who have committed themselves to delivering a new scale of intervention in Earth System’s science which will do justice to the globally unique opportunity that the southern African Earth System provides us with.

For more information about the programme see our prospectus or select from the following options:

ACCESS Board Members