OBIS-SEAMAP defines the following data sharing license options:
||Minimum unless "With all attributes" is selected
||Not required||Yes||No||Minimum unless "With all attributes" is selected|
Minimum attributes include sighting location (latitude and longitude), date/time, species identified, the number of animals (herd / group size). These attributes are used to map the sightings on the online mapping tools. The data you can download from the OBIS-SEAMAP mapping tools vary dataset to dataset depending on the attributes allowed to be released. For a dataset under CC BY or CC BY-NC license option with the minimum attributes released, you can download only the minimum attributes. If you need other attributes, you have to get permission from the data provider and the downloadable data will be prepared one by one by the OBIS-SEAMAP team.
For a dataset under "with permission" option, you are required to contact the data provider and get permission. The data of such datasets are not available to download from the OBIS-SEAMAP web site.
You don't need to log in with an OBIS-SEAMAP account to access published datasets.
Unpublished datasets are only accessible to data owners who are given an OBIS-SEAMAP account by the OBIS-SEAMAP data manager. Some project-specific applications (e.g. PhotoID fin matching app) need an account to access. Such accounts will be issued by the project manager.
The scientific illustrations and photos posted on OBIS-SEAMAP are copyrighted. Please contact the credited person for permission.
First, please make sure popup windows are allowed for http://seamap.env.duke.edu.
Also the security settings have to be changed so that IE accepts the download file.
If you don't want to change the security settings, there is an alternative. You can just click "Download" link that appears on the page when the download file is ready (it follows "If download failed, try the link below").
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later and Firefox are supported. IE7 should be fine but you may experience slow browsing. Other browsers such as Google Chrome and Safari should work fine but are not fully tested.