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
5012019-03-30pointswfs5List of datasetsList of species5c9f86ca1afd8_20190330_114546
5022019-03-30pointswfs5List of datasetsList of species5c9f86ca1afd8_20190330_111234
5032019-03-28pointscsv36List of datasetsList of species5c9cdf5717385_20190328_105807
5042019-03-25pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c991b0be4aff_20190325_142824
5052019-03-25pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c98dc88c1c28_20190325_95149
5062019-03-17pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c8eb900391bb_20190317_174025
5072019-03-15dist_spshapefile27List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_73212
5082019-03-15dist_spshapefile287List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82233
5092019-03-15dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82426
5102019-03-14pointscsv36List of datasetsList of species5c8a93be8646a_20190314_134757
5112019-03-14pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c8ac2f91539d_20190314_170934
5122019-03-12pointskml5List of datasetsList of species5c86f7f3d0c3d_20190311_200740
5132019-03-12pointskml5List of datasetsList of species5c86f7f3d0c3d_20190311_200726
5142019-03-12pointskml5List of datasetsList of species5c86f7f3d0c3d_20190311_200806
5152019-03-12dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c86f71caaf3d_20190311_200446
5162019-03-12dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c86f71caaf3d_20190311_200613
5172019-03-06dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c7fb87a4a04d_20190306_71349
5182019-03-06dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c7fb87a4a04d_20190306_71421
5192019-03-06dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c7fbbd59d728_20190306_72414
5202019-03-06dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c7fee6912e65_20190306_110137
5212019-03-04pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5c7d2c404b21a_20190304_85853
5222019-02-15pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c660cfcba32d_20190214_195620
5232019-02-14pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c657825a21bb_20190214_95658
5242019-02-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c552e6371fd2_20190202_04717
5252019-02-01dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species5c54d26ac9190_20190201_181731
5262019-01-30dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
5272019-01-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
5282018-12-17pointscsv2228List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_71041
5292018-12-17pointscsv36List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
5302018-12-17pointscsv36List of datasetsList of species5c179dac87ad9_20181217_80235
5312018-12-17dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_63624
5322018-12-17pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_81907
5332018-12-17pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_82431
5342018-12-17pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83359
5352018-12-17pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83947
5362018-12-11pointscsv4List of datasetsList of species5c0ff238d8e7b_20181211_122619
5372018-11-17pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5bf0883d4b77f_20181117_163816
5382018-11-15pointskml5List of datasetsList of species5bed5e2611858_20181115_65930
5392018-11-15pointskml5List of datasetsList of species5bed2ef8b4c30_20181115_35417
5402018-11-15dist_spshapefile27List of datasetsList of species5bed8f847eb26_20181115_102414
5412018-11-12dist_spcsv292List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
5422018-11-12dist_spcsv292List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
5432018-11-06dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
5442018-11-06dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
5452018-11-05dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
5462018-11-05dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
5472018-11-05dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
5482018-10-25dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
5492018-10-19dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
5502018-10-19dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
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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.