ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) is New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute specialising in science for communities. ESR uses world-leading science to safeguard our health, keep our communities safer, protect our food-based economy, and improve the health of our water and natural environment.


Mō mātau / About us

Working at ESR

Keeping people safe and healthy through science is our focus and our staff bring a wealth of different experiences and backgrounds to deliver this expertise.

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Ngā rongokōrero hōu rawa / Latest news

Browse our news articles to find out what ESR scientists are up to across New Zealand.

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Growing ESR's impact with Māori

ESR is committed to embracing Mātauranga Māori as a foundation element of our organisation. 

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Corporate publications

Read more about ESR and our achievements in ESR's corporate publications such as our Profile publication, Annual Reports, and Statement of Corporate Intent.

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