The Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) is the New Zealand government research agency dedicated to the health, wellbeing and safety of our communities. We use world-leading science to monitor disease, test food and products, safeguard our water, support the justice sector and more. By joining forces with experts and iwi, we’re tackling critical issues to ensure a better Aotearoa for all.
Making use of wastewater from aircraft and buildings for better infectious disease epidemiology and response
19 February 2024
MOU sees ESR and Kiribati join forces to seek science solutions
12 February 2024
Meningococcal disease numbers down in 2023
02 February 2024
Understanding the surveillance barriers and health burden of emerging disease threats: Vibrio as a case study
08 January 2024
2023 Science New Zealand Awards highlight another successful year at ESR
08 December 2023
Our mahi for the benefit of Aotearoa
to help the public track potential risks in their local areas, see latest testing numbers and keep on top of outbreaks.
the largest team of forensic, social, radiation, environmental and infectious disease scientists in NZ.
Increasing Māori collaboration and partnership and demonstrating ESR’s commitment to Māori.