Institute for Environmental Science and Research

ESR (The Institute of Environmental Science and Research) is a Government-owned Crown research institute that delivers world class knowledge, research and laboratory services to help New Zealand get the best out of its investment in science and innovation.

We use the power of science to help our partners and clients solve complex problems and protect people and products in New Zealand, and around the world. It’s our science that lies behind the decisions that safeguard people’s health, protect our food-based economy, improve the safety of our freshwater and groundwater resources and provide the justice sector with expert forensic science.

Using the largest team of forensicsocialradiation, environmental and infectious disease scientists and epidemiologists in New Zealand we deliver solutions for local and central government, industry and other science organisations. Our expertise, experience and networks are trusted to solve complex problems, collect, collate and analyse huge amounts of data and manage a range of critical national science assets and facilities for New Zealand.