NOAA Southeast Fishery Science Center (SEFSC) Commercial Pelagic Observer Program (POP) Data
Guillermo Diaz, Federal Government of the United States of America; Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Marine Fisheries Service; Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)

Summary of download requests

Number of users / requestsUsersRequests
Types requested AllPartial All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All".
Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial".
A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.
Years 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)286
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)913
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)3
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)747
All observations of species (whole_species)761
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)39
  • Gridded summary Type 1 (dist_taxa): Sightings of all species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of species and records per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • Gridded summary Type 2 (dist_sp): Sightings of each species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of records of the species in question per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All". Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial". A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.

Download request details

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No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
19512016-08-12pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_100723
19522016-08-12pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_100402
19532016-08-12pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_103523
19542016-08-12pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_102452
19552016-08-12pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_102035
19562016-08-12pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_101820
19572016-08-12pointsshapefile114List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_101346
19582016-08-11pointsshapefile567List of datasetsList of species57acae474e900_20160811_131655
19592016-08-11pointscsv567List of datasetsList of species57acae474e900_20160811_131617
19602016-08-10pointscsv567List of datasetsList of species57ab7f5824241_20160810_152752
19612016-08-10dist_spcsv846List of datasetsList of species57ab297b45bf7_20160810_92747
19622016-08-09pointsshapefile567List of datasetsList of species57a9df1324b0b_20160809_103557
19632016-08-09dist_taxashapefile21List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23402
19642016-08-09pointsshapefile23List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23531
19652016-07-26pointscsv52List of datasetsList of species579758abb8215_20160726_84140
19662016-07-26pointswfs52List of datasetsList of species579758abb8215_20160726_84639
19672016-07-20pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species578fed055174d_20160720_173203
19682016-07-19pointscsv1416List of datasetsList of species578e4d4d1ae4b_20160719_115723
19692016-07-19pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species578db9d423b14_20160719_12912
19702016-07-18pointscsv6List of datasetsList of species578c85d4a0128_20160718_33251
19712016-07-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5789483559b62_20160715_165146
19722016-07-14dist_spshapefile847List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_160914
19732016-07-14diversityshapefile937List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
19742016-07-13dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species578692cfd1ab4_20160713_152047
19752016-07-12diversitykml937List of datasetsList of species578403ebe6010_20160712_163511
19762016-07-11pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species578365174f028_20160711_222250
19772016-07-11pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species578365174f028_20160711_52208
19782016-07-01dist_spkml189List of datasetsList of species5776a73dccbf9_20160701_132535
19792016-07-01pointsshapefile224List of datasetsList of species5775892408397_20160701_90320
19802016-06-30pointsshapefile224List of datasetsList of species5775892408397_20160630_173230
19812016-06-30dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species5775892408397_20160630_170616
19822016-06-30pointsshapefile224List of datasetsList of species5775892408397_20160630_173322
19832016-06-30pointsshapefile224List of datasetsList of species5775892408397_20160630_174052
19842016-06-27dist_spkml1159List of datasetsList of species57708b3531235_20160626_221606
19852016-06-27dist_spkml464List of datasetsList of species5770229bd8db5_20160626_145416
19862016-06-24whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species576c384feda17_20160623_153012
19872016-06-21pointsshapefile425List of datasetsList of species57683e7582184_20160620_151323
19882016-06-18dist_spcsv560List of datasetsList of species5764ce2d05d46_20160618_04244
19892016-06-17dist_spshapefile595List of datasetsList of species57630bc1cd089_20160616_163246
19902016-06-17dist_spcsv1162List of datasetsList of species57631137f3249_20160616_165555
19912016-06-17dist_spcsv1162List of datasetsList of species576310f717c65_20160616_165051
19922016-06-17dist_spcsv645List of datasetsList of species57630fdc74342_20160616_164858
19932016-06-17dist_spcsv256List of datasetsList of species57630e8f61db7_20160616_164052
19942016-06-17dist_spcsv250List of datasetsList of species57630d04293ad_20160616_163646
19952016-06-17dist_spshapefile250List of datasetsList of species57630d04293ad_20160616_163634
19962016-06-17dist_spshapefile1416List of datasetsList of species5762c6670c47d_20160616_114716
19972016-06-06pointsshapefile301List of datasetsList of species5754d32b89c7d_20160605_213939
19982016-06-01dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species574e345789b73_20160531_210649
19992016-06-01pointsshapefile1162List of datasetsList of species574dbb054be79_20160531_123641
20002016-05-26pointskml15List of datasetsList of species5746b42e735c7_20160526_43340
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  • The summary of the download requests may not be accurate as the download functionality of the OBIS-SEAMAP mapping tools have been advancing and it is hard to put together old download requests with newer ones.
  • The number of users may be overcounted or undercounted as we didn't collect the information of user identification in early years of OBIS-SEAMAP and the IP addresses are used as a proxy to user identity for old requests.
  • Other issues that may result in inaccuracy is:
    • a user may try downloading data with slightly different criteria for the same project/purpose.
    • a user may download data a couple of times over time to include the latest observations.
    • a user may download data with more coarse criteria and then filter the downloaded data more for specific needs (e.g. download global sightings of a species and then filter them with a study area).
    • a user may download data just for a test purpose.
    • For KML format, a user may visualize the data using Google Earth but did not use them for his/her scientific work.
  • The data type of "diversity indexes" was added in July 2016.
  • Although we have started collecting details of a request (i.e. user's name, prospectus) since Nov 2013, we do not disclose the details unless the user gives us consent. If you want to know more details on the request, please contact us with the Request ID ready. We will try connecting you with the user in question.