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)276
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)841
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)721
All observations of species (whole_species)619
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
7512021-02-18pointscsv27List of datasetsList of species602efda8b157e_20210218_185804
7522021-02-18whole_speciescsv2752List of datasetsList of species602f19a4906d6_20210218_205950
7532021-02-18whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species602ea9f739c4d_20210218_131414
7542021-02-17pointscsv92List of datasetsList of species602d775ca910b_20210217_151238
7552021-02-17whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species602d8019072a0_20210217_154707
7562021-02-16whole_datasetkml39853List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
7572021-02-15pointscsv6List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070236
7582021-02-15dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070129
7592021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c411a6c0a_20210209_121932
7602021-02-08whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species602161e112068_20210208_112014
7612021-02-08dist_spcsv161List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
7622021-02-07dist_spshapefile376List of datasetsList of species601fc289a4264_20210207_054244
7632021-02-05dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species601e052eaf5e7_20210205_233006
7642021-02-05dist_spkml50List of datasetsList of species601e20241c46a_20210205_235114
7652021-01-04dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
7662021-01-04dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
7672020-12-31dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
7682020-12-16dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
7692020-11-15dist_taxashapefile276List of datasetsList of species5fb0cac607590_20201115_013618
7702020-10-15dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
7712020-10-15dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
7722020-10-15dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
7732020-10-15dist_taxakml8056List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
7742020-09-02dist_taxashapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f4ee248ce171_20200901_212023
7752020-08-20dist_taxakml1879List of datasetsList of species5f3ed96279aac_20200820_162203
7762020-07-25dist_taxacsv1003List of datasetsList of species5f1b83fa70a1d_20200724_212633
7772020-07-23dist_taxakml8214List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
7782020-07-14dist_taxashapefile1253List of datasetsList of species5f0e2a10195ea_20200714_175855
7792020-06-25pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ef501f2a027c_20200625_161515
7802020-06-25pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5ef4f64e55a66_20200625_153047
7812020-06-25pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5ef4f64e55a66_20200625_155757
7822020-06-23dist_spshapefile161List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
7832020-06-23dist_spshapefile161List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134950
7842020-06-23dist_spshapefile161List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
7852020-06-23dist_spshapefile161List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
7862020-06-22pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5ef0b8fa80ca4_20200622_101007
7872020-06-22dist_spshapefile161List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
7882020-06-22pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064343
7892020-06-22dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5ef079f305a19_20200622_055654
7902020-06-17pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_235329
7912020-06-16pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_200327
7922020-06-12dist_spkml161List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
7932020-06-12dist_spkml161List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
7942020-06-09pointscsv575List of datasetsList of species5edfe687ebab3_20200609_154525
7952020-06-04pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ed92d8c9e868_20200604_185059
7962020-06-04pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5ed92d8c9e868_20200604_185155
7972020-06-02dist_spkml89List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
7982020-05-31pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ed36fb40d40f_20200531_050021
7992020-05-31pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5ed36fb1cabb4_20200531_050039
8002020-05-28pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152604
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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.