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
7512021-08-09dist_spshapefile376List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_154922
7522021-08-09whole_speciesgdb567List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_162041
7532021-08-09dist_spshapefile832List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_155930
7542021-08-06whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species610cba35e7288_20210806_005102
7552021-08-03dist_spwfs9List of datasetsList of species6109af527a55b_20210803_171509
7562021-08-03dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6109af527a55b_20210803_171623
7572021-08-03pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species6109b1c56b479_20210803_184326
7582021-08-03pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species6109b1c56b479_20210803_213753
7592021-08-03pointswfs8List of datasetsList of species6109b1c56b479_20210803_184145
7602021-08-03dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species6109b1c56b479_20210803_173034
7612021-08-02dist_taxashapefile18List of datasetsList of species61080284c78fd_20210802_105127
7622021-07-21dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
7632021-07-21whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species60f829e422052_20210721_101052
7642021-07-20whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species60f6a302d82c4_20210720_062918
7652021-07-19dist_spwfs6List of datasetsList of species60f53c842877e_20210719_045621
7662021-07-19dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species60f53c842877e_20210719_045604
7672021-07-17dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
7682021-07-17whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species60f29fa13be25_20210717_052158
7692021-07-17whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species60f29fa13be25_20210717_052210
7702021-07-16dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60f183cbac4f9_20210716_090645
7712021-07-16dist_spshapefile88List of datasetsList of species60f18792787dd_20210716_092516
7722021-07-13whole_specieskml575List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_003749
7732021-07-13whole_speciesgdb575List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_002911
7742021-07-13whole_speciescsv575List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_003049
7752021-07-13whole_specieskml575List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_004010
7762021-07-13dist_spcsv454List of datasetsList of species60edd93adf523_20210713_142241
7772021-07-12dist_spshapefile88List of datasetsList of species60ec54be5c491_20210712_105256
7782021-07-11whole_speciescsv1209List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_164816
7792021-07-11dist_spcsv5004List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_164836
7802021-07-11dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_174908
7812021-07-11dist_spcsv637List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_171446
7822021-07-10dist_spcsv5086List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_151652
7832021-07-10dist_spcsv5086List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_151623
7842021-07-10dist_spcsv5086List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_150139
7852021-07-09dist_spcsv5086List of datasetsList of species60e911b3205c9_20210709_232210
7862021-07-09whole_speciescsv3641List of datasetsList of species60e904362d37b_20210709_222316
7872021-07-09whole_speciescsv3641List of datasetsList of species60e9063c94b37_20210709_223505
7882021-07-08pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species60e77e865fd81_20210708_184938
7892021-07-08dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species60e77e865fd81_20210708_205405
7902021-07-07whole_speciescsv1209List of datasetsList of species60e5dca5c8c57_20210707_131356
7912021-07-06whole_speciescsv1209List of datasetsList of species60e4e254d93ad_20210706_190856
7922021-07-06whole_speciescsv1209List of datasetsList of species60e4e254d93ad_20210706_190915
7932021-07-05dist_spshapefile376List of datasetsList of species60e2aab2c3e8c_20210705_025022
7942021-07-05whole_speciescsv1209List of datasetsList of species60e37f3915b3d_20210705_181405
7952021-07-05whole_speciesgdb1209List of datasetsList of species60e37f3915b3d_20210705_175708
7962021-07-05whole_speciescsv1209List of datasetsList of species60e37f3915b3d_20210705_181537
7972021-07-04dist_spcsv4349List of datasetsList of species60e26f69efb15_20210704_223941
7982021-07-04whole_speciescsv179List of datasetsList of species60e26f69efb15_20210704_223417
7992021-07-04dist_spcsv5086List of datasetsList of species60e26f69efb15_20210704_223402
8002021-07-04dist_spcsv5086List of datasetsList of species60e26c9b7754d_20210704_222615
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.