WHOI Recognized In Nature Index

COURTESY OF WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION The R/V Neil Armstrong will be operated by WHOI after it arrives early in 2016.

COURTESY OF WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

WOODS HOLE – The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has been named one of the top 25 institutions in North America in the Nature Index list of Rising Stars.

The designation identifies the Countries and institutions that have significantly increased research studies published in high quality research journals. The Nature Index also features 25 Rising Stars from 9 geographical areas including North America.

WHOI was ranked number 18 of the top 25 institutions in North America and is the only open ocean research institution on the list.

The rankings are based  on data from Nature Index, which follows the research of more than 8,000 global institutions and 150 countries. First launched in 2014, the index tracks the author affiliations of research articles published in 68 natural science journals.

The Index shows that China is leading the world in rapidly increasing high quality research outputs. 40 of the to 100 most improved organizations are from China; the U.S. is second with 11 in the top 100.

By Rob Woodard, CapeCod.com News Center

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