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)285
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)897
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)734
All observations of species (whole_species)685
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)35
  • 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
5512021-10-12pointskml188List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
5522021-10-12dist_spkml160List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
5532021-10-12dist_spkml160List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
5542021-10-12dist_spkml160List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
5552021-10-12dist_spkml160List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
5562021-10-12dist_spkml160List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
5572021-10-12dist_spkml160List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
5582021-10-09dist_spkml1118List of datasetsList of species616125ca42682_20211009_011802
5592021-10-09dist_taxacsv6932List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
5602021-10-09dist_taxacsv6932List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
5612021-10-09whole_specieskml567List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142540
5622021-10-09whole_speciescsv567List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142639
5632021-10-09whole_speciesgdb567List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142520
5642021-10-09whole_speciesgdb567List of datasetsList of species6161de141e06b_20211009_142507
5652021-10-09whole_specieskml567List of datasetsList of species6161dc5facffd_20211009_142256
5662021-10-09whole_speciesgdb567List of datasetsList of species6161dc5facffd_20211009_142211
5672021-10-09whole_specieskml567List of datasetsList of species6161dc5facffd_20211009_142125
5682021-10-07whole_speciescsv153List of datasetsList of species615f0a95b6dcb_20211007_113547
5692021-10-07whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species615ea3c058e05_20211007_095646
5702021-10-07whole_speciesgdb567List of datasetsList of species615ea3c058e05_20211007_095548
5712021-10-07whole_specieskml575List of datasetsList of species615ea3c058e05_20211007_095328
5722021-10-04dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species615b8d035502c_20211004_192504
5732021-10-02dist_spcsv2497List of datasetsList of species6157ea6e6147c_20211002_014031
5742021-10-01dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
5752021-10-01whole_speciescsv567List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_061022
5762021-10-01whole_speciesgdb567List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_060505
5772021-09-30dist_spcsv2497List of datasetsList of species614c7898d8d28_20210930_150127
5782021-09-30pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6155dd752a21b_20210930_121008
5792021-09-30whole_specieswms1List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_182824
5802021-09-30whole_specieswms1List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_185115
5812021-09-30whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_191920
5822021-09-29dist_spshapefile203List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_143457
5832021-09-29dist_spcsv203List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_132444
5842021-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_120023
5852021-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species615366fdc2a82_20210928_150904
5862021-09-28dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_122410
5872021-09-23whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species614c19af80086_20210923_023742
5882021-09-23whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species614c981529ede_20210923_114403
5892021-09-23whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species614d144d96bd0_20210923_195954
5902021-09-23whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species614d144d96bd0_20210923_195951
5912021-09-22dist_spcsv161List of datasetsList of species614b860c04ba1_20210922_154803
5922021-09-21dist_spcsv204List of datasetsList of species614a09e149960_20210921_141409
5932021-09-21dist_spshapefile204List of datasetsList of species614a09e149960_20210921_141425
5942021-09-21dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species614959a18d3d7_20210921_000806
5952021-09-19dist_sp_h3wfs870List of datasetsList of species614790aec5ba0_20210919_154356
5962021-09-17dist_spshapefile869List of datasetsList of species6145077bc15cd_20210917_172934
5972021-09-15whole_speciesgdb575List of datasetsList of species614232bda3a05_20210915_135553
5982021-09-13whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_153427
5992021-09-13whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_131457
6002021-09-13whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_161338
List of datasets


  • 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.