Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Science collaboration & excellence

1. Landcare Research-led teams are regarded as national ‘best teams’ that draw upon the complementary skills of CRIs, universities and other organisations, including those overseas, and deliver excellent science.
2. Landcare Research’s science excellence is enhanced, and opportunities are realised for the benefit of New Zealand, by managing and leveraging international connections.


Collaboration between science providers is an absolute necessity because current and future environmental issues are becoming increasingly complex, requiring a broader range of science skills, facilities and resources than one institute (or even one country) can supply. Our well-established reputation for scientific excellence is integral to making connections with leading research teams and science agencies overseas, and to being part of global initiatives. International connectedness enables us to be at the forefront of scientific and technological developments that will help us fulfil our Core Purpose and deliver National Outcomes for New Zealand.

We support New Zealand’s multilateral/bilateral environmental commitments, trade agreements and export sector though our scientific expertise. Our partnerships with national science agencies in Chile and China are aligned with New Zealand Government initiatives in those countries. Similarly, we support New Zealand’s Official Development Assistance in Pacific Island Countries through capacity-building projects.

We are partners in a number of national and international collaborative research centres, networks and consortia.