Antarctic Pack Ice Seals 1994-1999, plus historical data from the 1980's
OBIS Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)235
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)382
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)300
All observations of species (whole_species)208
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)16
  • 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
12022-06-22dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
22022-06-22whole_speciesgdb36List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224140
32022-06-22whole_specieskml36List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_223813
42022-06-22whole_specieskml36List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224504
52022-06-22whole_specieskml36List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224304
62022-06-17dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species62acc53d58ffd_20220617_142215
72022-06-08whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_130519
82022-06-08whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123625
92022-06-08whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123638
102022-06-08pointsshapefile36List of datasetsList of species62a08c2325365_20220608_074928
112022-06-08pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species62a097f63e9d4_20220608_083815
122022-06-08whole_speciescsv36List of datasetsList of species62a091b8dfdd3_20220608_081628
132022-06-07dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203045
142022-06-07dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203050
152022-05-28dist_spwfs1List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053256
162022-05-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053247
172022-05-27dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123515
182022-05-27dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123519
192022-05-26dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_183404
202022-05-26dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_182518
212022-05-24whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_112423
222022-05-23whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_192041
232022-05-23dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_191539
242022-05-19dist_spkml296List of datasetsList of species628653a9ae443_20220519_102735
252022-05-19dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
262022-05-18pointscsv387List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
272022-05-17dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species628465aaac19d_20220517_232129
282022-04-19dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
292022-04-18whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_121936
302022-04-18whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_121934
312022-04-18whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species625d81b870656_20220418_122025
322022-04-12whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species62550e416aa33_20220412_013128
332022-04-12whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species62550e416aa33_20220412_013124
342022-04-12pointsshapefile387List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
352022-04-05whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species624c421ea87a4_20220405_092647
362022-04-04dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_234118
372022-04-04dist_spwms2List of datasetsList of species624baab1719d2_20220404_231437
382022-04-04whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_231747
392022-04-04whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_231913
402022-04-04dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species624bb4b4a17cb_20220404_232038
412022-03-30whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6244a4ebe51f3_20220330_144752
422022-03-27whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species623f750c135af_20220327_000837
432022-03-24dist_sp_h3shapefile4List of datasetsList of species623c5449dafc9_20220324_083000
442022-03-21whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6238bce293b99_20220321_141440
452022-03-21whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species62387e44142ec_20220321_094050
462022-03-18whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083424
472022-03-18whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083508
482022-03-11dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
492022-03-08whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6227559caa455_20220308_081619
502022-03-04whole_specieswfs4List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070445
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.