World-class science for a better future.

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What We Do

Cawthron Institute is New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation. We deliver world-class science that helps to protect the environment and support the sustainable development of primary industries in New Zealand and worldwide.

Aquaculture

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Algae & Bioactives

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Freshwater Health

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Laboratory Testing

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Ocean Health

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Seafood Safety

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The 78th Annual Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture

Revolutionising post-operative pain relief

100 Years of Cawthron

As New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, this year we’re proud to be celebrating 100 years of delivering world-class science and innovation for a better future.

Our News

Up-to-date news about Cawthron projects and research, opinion pieces, and multimedia content.