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
7012017-10-25dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
7022017-10-25dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species59f099fb4df26_20171025_101728
7032017-10-25pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species59f099fb4df26_20171025_101126
7042017-10-18pointscsv45List of datasetsList of species59e7240600df0_20171018_60719
7052017-10-18pointsshapefile45List of datasetsList of species59e7240600df0_20171018_61422
7062017-10-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103221
7072017-10-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103245
7082017-10-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103224
7092017-10-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103225
7102017-10-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103233
7112017-10-17dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103227
7122017-10-14pointscsv36List of datasetsList of species59e1c19d777b7_20171014_35811
7132017-10-12pointscsv4List of datasetsList of species59df9b9fcd9d0_20171012_124503
7142017-10-12pointscsv4List of datasetsList of species59df8ae4a7657_20171012_113259
7152017-10-08pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species59da6a6b68327_20171008_141225
7162017-09-27dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
7172017-09-27dist_spcsv319List of datasetsList of species59cbededde967_20170927_142941
7182017-09-19pointscsv45List of datasetsList of species59c19a02a702a_20170919_183105
7192017-09-13dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
7202017-09-13dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
7212017-08-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species599de59a7a574_20170823_165517
7222017-08-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species599de59a7a574_20170823_165421
7232017-08-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species599de59a7a574_20170823_164425
7242017-08-23dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species599de59a7a574_20170823_163316
7252017-08-15dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5993893782533_20170815_195252
7262017-08-13pointskml45List of datasetsList of species599098246c60d_20170813_142137
7272017-08-12dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
7282017-08-12dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
7292017-08-12pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species598fb360b8a9e_20170812_221021
7302017-08-12pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species598fb360b8a9e_20170812_220946
7312017-07-25pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species597758394a579_20170725_105211
7322017-06-24dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species594e460678f23_20170624_70813
7332017-06-24dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species594e460678f23_20170624_70814
7342017-06-24dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species594e483f9c5ad_20170624_81743
7352017-06-24dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species594e483f9c5ad_20170624_81744
7362017-06-19dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
7372017-06-19dist_taxakml965List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
7382017-06-01dist_spkml27List of datasetsList of species59309c672384d_20170601_191608
7392017-06-01pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species59306ab4e8947_20170601_152826
7402017-05-31dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species592e5ebf989ec_20170531_23232
7412017-05-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species592d324ae7ccc_20170530_45222
7422017-05-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species592d324ae7ccc_20170530_45221
7432017-05-29dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species592ce12c80ab4_20170529_231056
7442017-05-29dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
7452017-05-29dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45332
7462017-05-29dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45325
7472017-05-29dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
7482017-05-29dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
7492017-05-29dist_taxakml319List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
7502017-05-29dist_spshapefile319List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
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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.