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)239
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)423
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)304
All observations of species (whole_species)240
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
10512014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222346
10522014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222123
10532014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_221403
10542014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222644
10552014-02-06dist_taxacsv2273List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223219
10562014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223055
10572014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_224341
10582014-02-05dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52f2f62934fdf_20140205_220954
10592014-01-26dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52e565ba83109_20140126_150020
10602013-12-28dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52be5a7c3ae15_20131228_11241
10612013-12-04dist_taxacsv2273List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73821
10622013-12-04dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71859
10632013-12-04dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73743
10642013-12-04dist_taxacsv2273List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71917
10652013-11-13dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species528359e50bc4e_20131113_55827
10662013-11-13dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species528359e50bc4e_20131113_55739
10672013-11-13whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species528359e50bc4e_20131113_55606
10682013-11-13whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species528359e50bc4e_20131113_55946
10692013-11-13dist_taxacsv2273List of datasetsList of species52842375397be_20131113_201312
10702013-11-12dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species52821f69a9999_20131112_73435
10712013-11-12pointscsv4List of datasetsList of species52821f69a9999_20131112_75157
10722013-11-11whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species52819f18d05ed_20131111_222341
10732013-11-06dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species527a877fef177_20131106_131658
10742013-11-05whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species5279ce29f406a_20131106_01243
10752013-11-03whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species5276be434fa94_20131103_162408
10762013-11-03whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species5276be434fa94_20131103_173220
10772013-10-21whole_speciesshapefile36List of datasetsList of species5265778e9e3b3_20131021_145125
10782013-10-07whole_specieswms5List of datasetsList of species52536b12731a7_20131007_221811
10792013-10-04whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species524f32bd16d1d_20131004_172907
10802013-09-25dist_taxacsv2273List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152211
10812013-09-25dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152010
10822013-09-16whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5236d40861860_20130916_54913
10832013-09-16dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5236bdb34601b_20130916_42742
10842013-09-16dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5236d3ca65dac_20130916_54835
10852013-09-06whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5229c805ecb7b_20130906_83127
10862013-08-28dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species521e0581145fa_20130828_103829
10872013-08-22whole_speciesshapefile2061List of datasetsList of species5215c7134b4e0_20130822_40914
10882013-08-16dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species520e31f76688e_20130816_100734
10892013-08-16dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species520e0f798e8ad_20130816_74309
10902013-08-13whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species520a9691811bb_20130813_163025
10912013-08-12whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species52099b6f770a1_20130812_223630
10922013-08-07whole_datasetcsv2273List of datasetsList of species52020d6b00694_20130807_50409
10932013-07-29dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species51f64e4e960fd_20130729_71757
10942013-07-22whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species51ecbb1748349_20130722_11345
10952013-07-21whole_speciescsv36List of datasetsList of species51eba57a50683_20130721_51156
10962013-06-23whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species51c7b45a8bbd8_20130623_225909
10972013-06-20dist_taxashapefile2273List of datasetsList of species51c3204f6a190_20130620_113210
10982013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species51c08b073bc43_20130618_123849
10992013-06-06whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species51b0b9329d5bc_20130606_123221
11002013-06-03whole_speciescsv36List of datasetsList of species51acf53058a90_20130603_155915
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  • 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.