ESR (the Institute of Environmental Science and Research) is New Zealand’s Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities.

It’s our science that helps safeguard people’s health, protect food-based economies, improve the safety of freshwater and groundwater resources, and contributes expert forensic science to justice systems.

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Great Fun at Science NZ Exhibition

ESR’s exhibition at the Science New Zealand Conference at Te Papa was a real crowd pleaser. The exhibition which included displays from the seven Crown Research Institutes was held in the Ocenia Room at Te Papa from 9 -11 November as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of the Crown Research Institutes.   

Read more about ESR's four displays.

ESR Supports Antibiotic Awareness Week: 13-19 November 2017

The World Antibiotic Awareness Week kicks off  Monday, 13 November with activities planned to raise awareness of this very important issue across many countries.  

The theme for this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness week from the World Health Organization (WHO) is seek advice from a qualified health care professional before taking antibiotics. Read more about World Antibiotic Awareness week.