ICE's world wide position

Scientific Annual Reports

If you are interested in knowing a little more about the institute's history, growth and scientific results, you can consult the annual reports, which give an overview of all the activities and publications that the institute has carried out for each year.


Document anual ICE 2011Document anual ICE 2010Document anual ICE 2009
Global Research Indicators

As a unit of the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC), the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE/IEEC-CSIC) has experienced a substantial growth in staff and subsequently in publications, situating it among the best research institutes in Europe.

Although being a modest size institute, the ICE has been evaluated and ranked within the top 10 institutes for research in astronomy (taking into account normalized impact factors). You can find this information in the second link (SCIMAGO Results). You can also download the ISI Web of Knowledge document to have an overview of the citations and publications per year as well as the h-factor and other progress indicators:


ISI Web of Knowledge resultsICE SCIMAGO Results
IEEC-CSIC Partnership

The Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) constitutes one of the four units that comprise the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC). These four units are:

  • The Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (ICE-CSIC)
  • The Grup de Recerca en Ciències i Tecnologies de l'Espai (CTE-UPC)
  • The Astrofísica i Ciències de l'Espai (ACE-ICC-UB)
  • The Centre d'Estudis I Recerca Espacials (CERES-UAB)