National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonGovernment

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1994

Mission: Our main mission as the National Oceanography Centre is to make sense of changing seas, upon which future human prosperity and wellbeing depends. The way in which we intend to achieve our mission is by: Undertaking internationally competitive marine science research in an Earth system context with a long-term focus – working with others for the effective translation of new and existing knowledge into demonstrably high societal benefit. Manage, develop, coordinate and innovate high quality large research infrastructure, equipment pools, facilities, databases and other science, enabling functions for the benefit of the whole UK science community to deliver excellent science with impact.

Vision: To be one of the world’s top three oceanographic research institutions. To understand and tackle the big scientific questions about the marine environment and its interactions with Earth systems through use of scientific research, oceanographic observations, data modelling and development of new technologies; in order to predict how future changes to our oceans will impact human life.



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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

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

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-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 464th245th242nd403rd58th
Arts and Humanities 377th192nd186th342nd65th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 757th468th456th680th126th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 223rd94th91st163rd26th
Energy 511th272nd271st397th76th
Engineering 471st247th243rd374th58th
Environmental Science 374th196th191st288th54th
Social Sciences 512th246th246th436th78th

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.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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