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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)81
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)3
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)15
All observations of species (whole_species)83
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
1012023-09-01whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species64f204b6ee96e_20230901_113624
1022023-09-01whole_speciesgdb4List of datasetsList of species64f202e360473_20230901_113139
1032023-08-29pointskml387List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
1042023-08-29dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110844
1052023-08-29dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110856
1062023-08-18whole_speciesgdb36List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095328
1072023-08-18whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species64df22669ddc6_20230818_034947
1082023-08-18whole_speciesgdb36List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095325
1092023-08-07dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
1102023-07-24dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
1112023-07-22dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species64bc84da45091_20230722_214706
1122023-07-14dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
1132023-07-10whole_speciesgdb4List of datasetsList of species64ac0405c67a8_20230710_091410
1142023-07-06dist_spshapefile334List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
1152023-07-06dist_spshapefile366List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
1162023-06-30whole_speciescsv36List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
1172023-06-30dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
1182023-06-19dist_spcsv38List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
1192023-06-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
1202023-06-16whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species648c72811edef_20230616_115224
1212023-06-16pointswfs5List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_145307
1222023-06-16pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_151733
1232023-06-13dist_spcsv38List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
1242023-06-13whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083713
1252023-06-13whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083740
1262023-06-13whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_091645
1272023-06-13whole_speciescsv36List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_081148
1282023-06-12whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6487c05d5e1ef_20230612_210848
1292023-06-12whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species6487c05d5e1ef_20230612_210905
1302023-06-02dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
1312023-05-26dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150655
1322023-05-26dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
1332023-05-19dist_spkml202List of datasetsList of species64676f3d69eb7_20230519_084502
1342023-05-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
1352023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
1362023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
1372023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
1382023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
1392023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
1402023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
1412023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
1422023-05-15dist_spshapefile38List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
1432023-05-15dist_spshapefile35List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
1442023-05-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
1452023-05-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
1462023-05-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
1472023-05-15dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
1482023-05-15dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
1492023-05-12whole_specieskml36List of datasetsList of species645de9e246bba_20230512_033710
1502023-05-06dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
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.