How to Cite

OBPG Data & Web Resources

Please provide acknowledgement of the use of Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG) data products, images, and services in publications or presentations. It is important for NASA, its missions, our science data product providers and partners. Examples are provided below for general acknowledgements, data set citation in a reference listing, and crediting online web images and information.

Acknowledgement:

A general statement giving credit to the OBPG for data, assistance, and/or review should be included in a paragraph at the end of an article prior to the reference list.

Example Acknowledgement for Specific Dataset:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Ecology Laboratory, Ocean Biology Processing Group; (2014): Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Ocean Color Data, NASA OB.DAAC. http://doi.org/10.5067/ORBVIEW-2/SEAWIFS_OC.2014.0. Accessed on 2016/02/29.

For Sentinel data (e.g. OLCI), see the Sentinel EULA

Reference Citation:

Use the reference notation of: Author (or OBPG as producer), Release Date, Product Title, and Publisher of the data set which is being credited.

Example Website Citation:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Ocean Biology Processing Group; (2014): Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Ocean Color Data, NASA OB.DAAC, Greenbelt, MD, USA. http://doi.org/10.5067/ORBVIEW-2/SEAWIFS_OC.2014.0. Accessed YYYY/MM/DD. Maintained by NASA Ocean Biology Distibuted Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC), Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD.

Example SeaBASS data set reference citation:

Refer to the SeaBASS Citation Guide for instructions on citing SeaBASS or NOMAD data.

Obtaining a Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Refer to the OB.DAAC DOI Listing to find a doi for data officially distributed by the OB.DAAC.

Refer to the DOI Citation Service to input a DOI and have a citation automatically generated for you.