The ACCESS programme is in a phase of robust growth and is looking to engage the next generation of Earth Systems scientists (broadly defined) with a focus on global change (including climate change). The ACCESS programme is developing new sub-programmes focused on Earth Systems science on a range of space (local, sub-regional, regional and continental) and time scales (paleo to future predictions). In addition, the programme seeks to provide a platform for meaningful capacity development and transformation in science and thus seeks to engage young
scientists who will form the next generation of scientific leaders in the region.
The 2-day workshop aims to create a network of early career Earth Systems scientists and the meeting will be the first in a series of similar opportunities. The meeting will take the form of both plenary and working group sessions with inputs on science policy and strategy with a focus on ACCESS and associated endaevours. Participants will be invited to critique the ACCESS science plan and strategy and contribute to the further development of the ACCESS programme. Social events will be arranged.