ACCESS is managed by 3 staff members with CSIR support for our operations.
is the ACCESS Director. Dr Sweijd completed his PhD in 2000 in marine sciences at the University of Cape Town. He has held several senior positions in the CSIR, as the Director of the BENEFIT programme in Namibia (now the Benguela Current Convention) and at the University of the Western Cape. He is the deputy-President of the Scientific Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE), and the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental Development. He has several research interests generally associated with changing seasonality and extreme events as they manifest in the marine sector and in human health.