SOEST is No. 15 in the world in atmospheric sciences, No. 16 in oceanography and 51-75 in earth sciences, according to the 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, considered one of the most comprehensive and objective rankings of world universities by subjects. A total of 15 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa programs were ranked, including two others that earned top 100 marks.
The department also maintains an online Weather Server displaying real time weather observations, including information on current weather conditions, and forecasts for Hawai’i, the central Pacific region, and the continental United States.