Leibniz-Zentrum fur Marine TropenokologieGovernment


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Foundation: 1991

Mission: The mission of ZMT is to provide a scientific basis for the protection and sustainable use of tropical coastal ecosystems by conducting research, capacity development and consulting activities in close cooperation with international and national partners.

Vision: Our complex and connected world is facing essential ecological, social and economic challenges. A type of science is needed that not only generates knowledge but also builds bridges between research and implementation. ZMT will contribute to this by concentrating on coastal tropical research – combining high-level science with the most advanced data technologies and a trans- and interdisciplinary network. We constantly challenge the status quo and strive for independent and curious science. ZMT will establish itself as a model for interdisciplinarily integrated scientific knowledge production on and with the marine tropics, ONE World collaborative partnership research as well as individual, organisational and institutional capacity development. The meeting of global standards of scientific excellence will be enabled by and coupled with the active bridging of science-policy divides in Europe and countries of the tropical belt, as well as conscious efforts for the strengthening of the science and marine resource related management systems in our partner countries. As part of this, ZMT will become the hub of tropical scientific data including an open-access data portal. In 2025, ZMT's interdisciplinary research, as well as the shaping of science-policy and science-practice interfaces will have succeeded in establishing a system of good scientific practice in the border region between disciplines, high level science and international partnership that enables the world’s society to take an active step towards a socially and ecologically possible planetary future.

History: www.leibniz-zmt.de


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Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

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Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDGermany
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 722nd444th451st654th108th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 478th310th309th410th80th
Environmental Science 589th386th385th501st103rd
Social Sciences 721st422nd425th641st96th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

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