2015 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

Table criteria

The 2015 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

2014 Institution WFC 2013 WFC 2014
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 77.24 74.65
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 54.05 71.6
3 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 63.64 68.78
4 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 47.45 54.32
5 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 58.34 53.17
6 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America (USA) 59.93 50.36
7 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 50.79 50.07
8 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 42.38 49.14
9 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 33.17 41.69
10 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), United States of America (USA) 31 41.31
11 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), United States of America (USA) 39.76 38.66
12 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 20.71 37.75
13 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 21.11 37.58
14 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 44.1 36.77
15 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 36.5 36.65
16 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 40.76 32.28
17 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 20.15 32.14
18 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 22.97 30.92
19 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 18.75 28.07
20 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), United States of America (USA) 32.5 26.78
21 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), United States of America (USA) 25.37 25.08
22 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 32.09 24.5
23 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 28.04 24.22
24 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 16.6 23.46
25 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 21.3 23
26 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 18.94 22.66
27 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 20.74 22.41
28 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 28.62 22.26
29 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 18.45 21.93
30 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 17.51 21.88
31 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 16.47 21.18
32 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 17.86 20.5
33 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 18.67 20.42
34 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 24.37 20.19
35 Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France 11.27 20.01
36 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 33.87 20
37 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 32.19 19.47
38 Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany 15.07 19.46
39 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 20.81 19.05
40 Max Planck Society, Germany 23.81 18.91
41 Oregon State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 19.77 18.91
42 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 15.43 18.19
43 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 9.65 18.17
44 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 12.1 18.16
45 National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy 18.73 17.95
46 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 8.59 17.95
47 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 15.15 17.9
48 Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany 15.95 17.68
49 Colorado State University (CSU), United States of America (USA) 17.98 17.51
50 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 16.94 17.28
51 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 16.78 16.91
52 Leibniz Association, Germany 13.89 16.58
53 NERC National Oceanography Centre (NOC), United Kingdom (UK) 15.83 16.51
54 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 10.15 16.25
55 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 16.41 16.04
56 Dalhousie University, Canada 9.45 15.7
57 Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany 17.1 15.68
58 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 12.29 15.67
59 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 20.45 15.39
60 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 10.08 15.32
61 Stockholm University, Sweden 8.95 15.27
62 Nanjing University (NJU), China 9.72 14.95
63 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 10.46 14.88
64 State Oceanic Administration (SOA), China 5.9 14.59
65 Peking University (PKU), China 7.33 14.58
66 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), United States of America (USA) 12.74 14.31
67 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 17.75 13.72
68 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 10.59 13.66
69 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 15.6 13.63
70 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 19.54 13.62
71 University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 12.93 13.07
72 University of Wyoming, United States of America (USA) 7.05 12.88
73 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), United States of America (USA) 7.61 12.81
74 NERC British Antarctic Survey (BAS), United Kingdom (UK) 12.57 12.8
75 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 17.4 12.61
76 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 10.55 12.56
77 Tohoku University, Japan 14.5 12.19
78 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 10.34 12.19
79 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 9.76 11.99
80 Smithsonian Institution, United States of America (USA) 12.53 11.89
81 McGill University, Canada 8.28 11.83
82 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 8.49 11.77
83 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 7.73 11.6
84 Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), CAS, China 19.67 11.27
85 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 10.4 10.96
86 NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), United States of America (USA) 15.36 10.89
87 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 8.98 10.87
88 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 14.26 10.85
89 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 11.39 10.51
90 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 7.6 10.43
91 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 13.55 10.33
92 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 17.72 10.33
93 Monash University, Australia 6.53 10.2
94 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 7.62 10.15
95 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 9.09 10.13
96 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 11.65 10.1
97 Institute of Oceanology (IOCAS), CAS, China 5.12 9.99
98 South China Sea Institute of Oceanology (SCSIO), CAS, China 5.41 9.88
99 Joseph Fourier University (UJF), France 8.48 9.7
100 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, Australia 13.35 9.62

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 28 November 2016 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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