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.


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; (2018): Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS) Ocean Color Data, NASA OB.DAAC. doi: 10.5067/ORBVIEW-2/SEAWIFS/L2/OC/2018. Accessed on 2019/02/29.

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
SeaWiFS Mission page (2019), NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group, Greenbelt, MD, USA. Accessed YYYY/MM/DD. Maintained by NASA Ocean Biology Distibuted Active Archive Center (OB.DAAC), Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD.
SeaBASS data set reference citation

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

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Each dataset is assigned a unique DOI. Refer to the OB.DAAC DOI Listing to find the value needed for your citation.

Try entering a DOI into a Citation Service to have a citation automatically generated for you.