Seabird 2000
EurOBIS Data Management Team, Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)

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 202220212020201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)166
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)96
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)18
All observations of species (whole_species)84
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)23
  • 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
12022-06-22whole_speciescsv3306List of datasetsList of species62b33d0f609ec_20220622_120856
22022-06-22dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
32022-06-21dist_taxacsv6840List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
42022-06-21dist_taxashapefile6840List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
52022-06-21dist_taxashapefile6840List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
62022-06-21dist_taxashapefile6840List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
72022-05-19dist_sp_h3shapefile947List of datasetsList of species62868b4748657_20220519_144606
82022-05-19dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
92022-05-11whole_datasetgdb23296List of datasetsList of species627bc6899b027_20220511_103457
102022-04-07whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624ea6d018094_20220407_050941
112022-04-07whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624e9c8c7e6ff_20220407_041134
122022-04-07whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624ea6d018094_20220407_045521
132022-04-06whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624d5c99f0c2d_20220406_052707
142022-04-06whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624db4f3a1383_20220406_114307
152022-04-06whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624d5c99f0c2d_20220406_052710
162022-03-31dist_spshapefile631List of datasetsList of species624563110c14c_20220331_043549
172022-03-30whole_speciesgdb1806List of datasetsList of species624416f144ada_20220330_045253
182022-03-17whole_speciesgdb1067List of datasetsList of species6233be75132d5_20220317_191049
192022-03-11dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
202022-03-09whole_datasetcsv23296List of datasetsList of species6228d7363dd3b_20220309_115355
212022-03-09whole_datasetcsv23296List of datasetsList of species6228d7363dd3b_20220309_125816
222022-02-28dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
232022-01-12dist_spcsv7740List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
242022-01-12dist_spshapefile7740List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
252022-01-12dist_spwms7740List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
262022-01-12dist_spwfs7740List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
272022-01-11dist_spshapefile7740List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
282021-11-07dist_spcsv1004List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
292021-11-06whole_speciescsv1067List of datasetsList of species618727bac4572_20211106_211930
302021-11-06whole_speciescsv3326List of datasetsList of species618727bac4572_20211106_212231
312021-11-06whole_speciescsv1067List of datasetsList of species618728949fddc_20211106_214202
322021-10-26whole_speciescsv480List of datasetsList of species6178495ea4b91_20211026_143651
332021-10-22whole_speciesgdb3306List of datasetsList of species6172dfa38e4cf_20211022_121138
342021-10-22whole_speciesgdb2296List of datasetsList of species6172dfa38e4cf_20211022_121258
352021-10-22whole_speciesgdb1067List of datasetsList of species6172d745b0d96_20211022_114650
362021-10-22whole_speciesgdb1148List of datasetsList of species6172dd8c5f73d_20211022_115006
372021-10-09dist_taxacsv6877List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
382021-10-09dist_taxacsv6877List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
392021-10-05whole_speciescsv480List of datasetsList of species615cf11127266_20211005_205451
402021-10-01dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
412021-08-25dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
422021-08-23dist_spshapefile749List of datasetsList of species6123a6990acd9_20210823_094812
432021-08-23dist_spshapefile849List of datasetsList of species6123a5fbd648f_20210823_094438
442021-08-23dist_spshapefile749List of datasetsList of species6123a6990acd9_20210823_095020
452021-08-23dist_spshapefile1348List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100113
462021-08-23dist_spshapefile380List of datasetsList of species6123a6990acd9_20210823_094700
472021-08-23dist_spshapefile1603List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100650
482021-08-23dist_spshapefile1603List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100404
492021-08-23dist_spshapefile572List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_095935
502021-08-12dist_taxakml7740List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
List of datasets


  • 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.