If OB.DAAC data is used in your work, please include a general statement af acknowlegemenet giving credit to the OBPG/OB.DAAC for data, assistance, and/or review at the end of the published work, prior to the reference list.
Each dataset is assigned a unique digital object identifier (doi) that can be entered into a citation formatter tool to have a citation automatically generated for you. To manally cite a dataset, Use the reference notation of: Author, Release Date, Dataset Title, Publisher, doi reference, and date accessed.
NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group. (2018). Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Level-2 Ocean Color Data, version R2018.8, NASA Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: 10.5067/ORBVIEW-2/SEAWIFS/L2/OC/2018. Accessed on 2019/02/29.
Datasets produced by our partner organizations adhere to a differert citation policy.
For SeaBASS or NOMAD data, refer to the SeaBASS Citation Guide.
Use the reference notation of: Author (or OBPG). (date of publication or date accessed). Article/Webpage Title. Retrieved from
NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group. (2019). Ancillary Data Sources. Retrieved from https:// oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ancillary/
Use the reference notation of: Author (or OBPG). (date of publication). Image Title. Publisher. Retrieved from
Poulin, Carina (2023). Smoke on Blue Waters: Captured by Aqua MODIS instrument on March 1, 2023 [Satellite Image]. NASA Ocean Biology Distributed Active Archive Center. Retrieved from https://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/786/