About ESR

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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Breadcrumbs

Celebrating 25 years as a Crown Research Institute

Twenty-five years ago, on 1 July 1992, the New Zealand Government re-shaped the nation’s science research organisations into 10 Crown Research Institutes (CRIs).

 

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Careers at ESR

Keeping people safe and healthy through science is our focus, so it is understandable that most of ESR's staff are graduates and post-graduates in science.

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Our science in action

ESR is New Zealand's Crown Research Institute that specialises in science relating to people and communities. Our world-class knowledge, research and laboratory services help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people in New Zealand and around the world.

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Our Newsletters

Read our quarterly newsletters for more in depth updates of our work in the water space. If you would like to register to receive our Living Water or GroundsWell newsletters please complete the subscription form.

 

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Water newsletter

Read our quarterly newsletters for more in depth updates of ESR projects in the water space. If you would like to register to receive our newsletters please complete the subscription form.

 

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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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