Top 200 government institutions in Earth & Environmental Sciences

The tables show leading institutions ranked by their fractional count (FC) in Earth and environmental sciences from 2015 to 2017. Also listed are institutions’ total number of Earth and environmental sciences articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015–2017) and the proportion of each institution’s FC in Earth and environmental sciences relative to total FC from 2015 to 2017 (% E&E 2015–2017).

RankInstitutionCountry/RegionFC
2015–2017
AC
2015–2017
% E&E
2015–2017
1Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)China553.151,46911.7%
2National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States of America (USA)309.261,32976.9%
3French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)France303.562,02613.5%
4National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States of America (USA)211.3880991.6%
5U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)United States of America (USA)208.3354294.8%
6National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)United States of America (USA)121.2437293.5%
7National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)Italy92.3820399.4%
8Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)United States of America (USA)87.0524530.5%
9The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Australia77.4629151.6%
10Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)Switzerland75.9122886.6%
11U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)United States of America (USA)75.3917694.0%
12Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain73.6230211.6%
13Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)Canada69.7719692.5%
14Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)United States of America (USA)69.6322112.4%
15Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)Japan63.0321491.4%
16Institute of Research for Development (IRD)France63.0283270.8%
17China Meteorological Administration (CMA)China56.7519799.3%
18Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)United States of America (USA)48.0919316.9%
19National Research Council (CNR)Italy44.8614812.0%
20Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)United States of America (USA)42.9212532.4%
21China Earthquake Administration (CEA)China42.7912399.3%
22U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)United States of America (USA)42.5015014.9%
23Met OfficeUnited Kingdom (UK)41.4112198.7%
24Smithsonian InstitutionUnited States of America (USA)37.2517832.5%
25NERC British Antarctic Survey (BAS)United Kingdom (UK)36.8810889.6%
26Academia SinicaTaiwan36.849616.4%
27NERC National Oceanography Centre (NOC)United Kingdom (UK)35.6016493.6%
28Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA)France29.472539.5%
29U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)United States of America (USA)28.2412342.4%
30Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)India26.87564.8%
31Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)Czech Republic25.458611.0%
32National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Japan23.887811.3%
33Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)United States of America (USA)23.38676.6%
34French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)France23.0918523.1%
35Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)Japan22.426299.4%
36Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)United States of America (USA)22.041146.4%
37Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)Finland21.797695.2%
38NERC British Geological Survey (BGS)United Kingdom (UK)21.088396.3%
39India Department of Space (DOS)India20.713586.1%
40India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES)India20.705597.6%
41Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)Switzerland19.325727.0%
42Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)Australia19.1644100.0%
43France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and EnergyFrance19.1528387.6%
44Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)Switzerland19.118113.0%
45Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF)Sweden18.957284.6%
46National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)Japan18.387286.3%
47Natural Resources CanadaCanada18.147294.9%
48Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)India18.03434.7%
49Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS)China17.375492.7%
50German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)Germany17.043699.6%
51China Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP)China16.615095.7%
52Natural History MuseumUnited Kingdom (UK)16.337553.9%
53Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)France15.8230679.0%
54Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), NWONetherlands15.766880.5%
55NERC National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS)United Kingdom (UK)15.62127100.0%
56State Oceanic Administration (SOA)China15.5310878.5%
57French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR)France14.6217883.3%
58National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)France14.1018642.8%
59Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Japan14.027670.0%
60Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL)Switzerland13.677087.1%
61National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED)Japan13.5737100.0%
62French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)France13.278882.5%
63Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)Denmark13.134896.1%
64Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)Netherlands12.954899.6%
65Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)Sweden12.9310595.3%
66Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)South Korea12.605391.1%
67National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA)France12.574799.0%
68Swedish Museum of Natural HistorySweden12.536065.0%
69Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)United States of America (USA)12.37535.6%
70Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)Australia12.304830.0%
71National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)Italy12.305713.3%
72NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH)United Kingdom (UK)11.856265.7%
73Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)Canada11.794189.5%
74European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)United Kingdom (UK)11.653998.3%
75Geological Survey of IsraelIsrael11.624290.2%
76European Commission (EC)Belgium11.223943.8%
77Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA)Spain11.133998.3%
78Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC)Brazil10.594322.0%
79National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Argentina10.36778.8%
80Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)Austria10.336310.8%
81Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM)France10.236197.9%
82Sandia National LaboratoriesUnited States of America (USA)9.98456.9%
83Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)Norway9.686299.1%
84U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)United States of America (USA)9.643239.4%
85European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)France9.525014.0%
86Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)Poland9.27395.7%
87NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO)United Kingdom (UK)9.1095100.0%
88National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)United States of America (USA)8.92283.1%
89California Environmental Protection AgencyUnited States of America (USA)8.4522100.0%
90Australian Government Department of the Environment and EnergyAustralia8.435590.2%
91Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and FisheriesNorway8.289574.1%
92Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)Japan8.191923.4%
93Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)China7.863013.0%
94Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)Germany7.792795.9%
95People's Liberation Army (PLA)China7.72315.1%
96Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)India7.501325.3%
97Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)United States of America (USA)7.3219100.0%
98New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)United States of America (USA)6.962437.6%
99Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS)Netherlands6.612267.4%
100Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)South Korea6.56215.8%
101Health CanadaCanada6.401584.0%
102RIKENJapan6.01311.3%
103National Park Service (NPS)United States of America (USA)5.974084.4%
104U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)United States of America (USA)5.761519.8%
105United Nations (UN)International5.734028.3%
106Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)Denmark5.6618100.0%
107Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)China5.392033.9%
108Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)Canada5.322374.3%
109Norwegian Polar InstituteNorway5.304499.1%
110U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)United States of America (USA)5.231499.6%
111Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI)Japan5.073112.6%
112Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)South Korea4.892392.3%
113Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP)United States of America (USA)4.7113100.0%
114Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)Italy4.57168.8%
115Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)Belgium4.411766.9%
116Federal Office for Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss)Switzerland4.2712100.0%
117District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA)United States of America (USA)4.2016100.0%
118National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT)Mexico4.162222.5%
119National Institutes of Health (NIH)United States of America (USA)4.14170.4%
120Norway Ministry of Education and ResearchNorway4.134998.8%
121Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)South Korea4.092175.2%
122Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)Belgium4.011262.1%
123National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN)Chile3.991097.6%
124United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)United Kingdom (UK)3.952271.6%
125China Ministry of Water ResourcesChina3.9119100.0%
126Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)United States of America (USA)3.912779.9%
127Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)Hungary3.85283.4%
128National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA)Brazil3.771977.6%
129Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA)United States of America (USA)3.748100.0%
130Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)Australia3.712635.4%
131China Geological Survey (CGS)China3.697357.1%
132Western Australia Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP)Australia3.481299.9%
133Icelandic Met Office (IMO)Iceland3.471594.6%
134Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)South Korea3.4614100.0%
135European Space Agency (ESA)France3.362722.9%
136Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP)Peru3.3517100.0%
137Czech Geological SurveyCzech Republic3.3419100.0%
138SRON Netherlands Institute for Space ResearchNetherlands3.331349.5%
139Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)Norway3.24759.8%
140National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)Japan3.04610.8%
141Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS)France3.0210100.0%
142Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)Finland3.019100.0%
143PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment AgencyNetherlands2.9415100.0%
144Government of Western AustraliaAustralia2.905668.5%
145Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)Indonesia2.851682.2%
146Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA)Portugal2.8114100.0%
147Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)United States of America (USA)2.801177.0%
148Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)Spain2.791555.8%
149National Research Council (NRC)Canada2.6794.7%
150Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (GSI)Japan2.65687.7%
151Geoscience AustraliaAustralia2.601794.0%
152Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW)Austria2.591195.1%
153Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) - Remote Sensing and Earth Observation Processes (TAP)Belgium2.551077.6%
154Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI)Belgium2.50381.3%
155Alberta Geological SurveyCanada2.435100.0%
156Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)Germany2.371381.7%
157Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentIsrael2.37834.4%
158Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)France2.36985.0%
159National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)Japan2.33496.3%
160APEC Climate Center (APCC)South Korea2.307100.0%
161National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)Japan2.2850.9%
162National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM)France2.24410.8%
163Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South AfricaSouth Africa2.221055.6%
164Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)United Kingdom (UK)2.17232.3%
165Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)Canada2.101025.0%
166National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN)France2.071196.8%
167Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies (IMDEA)Spain2.0744.9%
168Department of IndustryAustralia2.055562.5%
169Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)Finland2.031156.5%
170Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)Japan2.03677.0%
171Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)Finland2.011352.7%
172Geological Agency of IndonesiaIndonesia2.008100.0%
173U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)United States of America (USA)1.962647.6%
174National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)Italy1.93130.5%
175Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)Spain1.93113.4%
176National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI)Netherlands1.92341.3%
177Federal Environment Agency Germany (UBA)Germany1.926100.0%
178Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and SupplyBrazil1.911156.6%
179National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)Japan1.88139.1%
180Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR)United States of America (USA)1.8816100.0%
181Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS)China1.875558.3%
182The National Food AgencySweden1.874100.0%
183AgroscopeSwitzerland1.851732.6%
184South African National Space Agency (SANSA)South Africa1.785100.0%
185Central Weather BureauTaiwan1.728100.0%
186Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)Italy1.721126.4%
187Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR)Greece1.71486.8%
188Finland Ministry of Social Affairs and HealthFinland1.70630.8%
189Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO)Belgium1.69393.6%
190Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)South Korea1.64319.9%
191National Centre for Scientific Research 'Demokritos' (NCSR)Greece1.6476.3%
192PUB, Singapore's National Water AgencySingapore1.616100.0%
193Russian Federal Nuclear Center (RFNC-VNIIEF)Russia1.60277.9%
194Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT)Spain1.59721.3%
195National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)Japan1.57131.6%
196Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)Singapore1.5360.6%
197Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR)Greenland1.52788.4%
198National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)United States of America (USA)1.5181.6%
199Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government VictoriaAustralia1.515170.7%
200Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)Japan1.516100.0%