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)413
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)302
All observations of species (whole_species)216
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
3012021-02-26whole_datasetkml2615List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
3022021-02-25whole_datasetkml2615List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
3032021-02-25whole_datasetkml2615List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
3042021-02-19dist_spcsv27List of datasetsList of species603006f66529a_20210219_135110
3052021-02-19whole_specieskml36List of datasetsList of species603006f66529a_20210219_135044
3062021-02-18whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species602ea9f739c4d_20210218_131414
3072021-02-16whole_datasetkml2615List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
3082021-02-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004413
3092021-02-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004408
3102021-02-12pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004651
3112021-02-09whole_speciescsv161List of datasetsList of species6022c9d09aed6_20210209_124419
3122021-02-09whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6022c5cf3e0f2_20210209_122711
3132021-02-09dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species6022af6e2b942_20210209_105503
3142021-02-09whole_speciescsv36List of datasetsList of species6022bdae44d56_20210209_115445
3152021-02-09whole_datasetcsv2615List of datasetsList of species6022efaf4a252_20210209_152639
3162021-02-09whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6022c411a6c0a_20210209_121932
3172021-02-09whole_speciescsv100List of datasetsList of species6022c854c268f_20210209_123746
3182021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c762e95c1_20210209_123345
3192021-02-09whole_speciescsv73List of datasetsList of species6022c7ded418c_20210209_123539
3202021-02-09whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species6022c90a21475_20210209_124054
3212021-02-08whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species602161e112068_20210208_112014
3222021-02-08dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
3232021-01-04dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
3242021-01-04dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
3252020-12-31dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
3262020-12-16dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
3272020-10-15dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
3282020-10-15dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
3292020-10-15dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
3302020-10-15dist_taxakml521List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
3312020-07-23dist_taxakml1263List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
3322020-06-23dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
3332020-06-23dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134950
3342020-06-23dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
3352020-06-23dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
3362020-06-23dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_124127
3372020-06-22dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
3382020-06-12dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
3392020-06-12dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
3402020-06-08pointsshapefile36List of datasetsList of species5ede0e986a1c1_20200608_061259
3412020-06-02dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
3422020-05-26dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
3432020-05-26pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5ecd21c2cb7cc_20200526_100520
3442020-05-23pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5ec97d875530d_20200523_154651
3452020-05-17dist_taxakml15List of datasetsList of species5ec1323034071_20200517_084812
3462020-05-11dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
3472020-05-11dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
3482020-05-11dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
3492020-05-08pointsshapefile36List of datasetsList of species5eb4cb158f60f_20200507_230545
3502020-05-05dist_spkml319List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
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.