National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database
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)302
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)897
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)939
All observations of species (whole_species)688
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)34
  • 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

Prev 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  Next
No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
13012018-07-23pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5b55838d45dec_20180723_41808
13022018-07-23pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5b55840979f1a_20180723_33525
13032018-07-18dist_spcsv1531List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_31610
13042018-07-18dist_spcsv1182List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_40148
13052018-07-18dist_spcsv1182List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_34751
13062018-07-17dist_taxacsv1List of datasetsList of species5b4d696fe5010_20180717_00218
13072018-07-17dist_taxacsv1List of datasetsList of species5b4d4c20baabf_20180716_215620
13082018-07-16dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121452
13092018-07-16dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121505
13102018-07-12dist_spcsv1532List of datasetsList of species5b46ac1eabc43_20180711_215708
13112018-07-11dist_spcsv1532List of datasetsList of species5b460f70346be_20180711_101230
13122018-07-10pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_143935
13132018-07-10pointsshapefile26List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_143542
13142018-07-10pointsshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_144235
13152018-07-10pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_142944
13162018-07-10pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_145007
13172018-07-09pointsshapefile16List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_131613
13182018-07-09pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_142025
13192018-07-09pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_144350
13202018-07-09pointsshapefile16List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_133127
13212018-07-09pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_143010
13222018-07-09pointsshapefile82List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_141906
13232018-07-09pointsshapefile16List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_134409
13242018-07-09pointsshapefile67List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_141512
13252018-07-09pointsshapefile16List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_134508
13262018-07-09pointsshapefile16List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_134604
13272018-07-09pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_142118
13282018-07-08dist_spshapefile1182List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
13292018-07-08dist_spcsv1182List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234251
13302018-07-08dist_spcsv1182List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
13312018-07-08dist_spshapefile1532List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
13322018-07-08dist_spshapefile1182List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231931
13332018-07-08dist_spcsv1532List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
13342018-07-06dist_spcsv1182List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
13352018-07-06dist_spshapefile1182List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_60013
13362018-07-05dist_spshapefile1532List of datasetsList of species5b3d8e1b2221f_20180704_233805
13372018-07-04dist_spkml46List of datasetsList of species5b3c953485095_20180704_53800
13382018-07-02pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5b3aab0bf2897_20180702_184741
13392018-06-28pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species5b352ef2aa3ed_20180628_145959
13402018-06-28pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species5b352ef2aa3ed_20180628_145902
13412018-06-19dist_taxakml1760List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
13422018-06-14pointscsv16List of datasetsList of species5b22aadf27d35_20180614_140910
13432018-06-13dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species5b21a9d375e29_20180613_194310
13442018-06-12pointswms15List of datasetsList of species5b1fa11c22187_20180612_83953
13452018-06-12pointswms15List of datasetsList of species5b1fa11c22187_20180612_84010
13462018-06-12pointswms15List of datasetsList of species5b1fa11c22187_20180612_94403
13472018-06-12pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5b1fa11c22187_20180612_83319
13482018-06-11dist_taxakml1532List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
13492018-06-04dist_taxakml1718List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
13502018-06-01dist_taxashapefile18List of datasetsList of species5b1209d0bccff_20180601_232040
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.