Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) marine survey data (Professional)
Jon Parr, Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA)

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 202220212020201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)164
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)42
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)23
All observations of species (whole_species)19
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
1012021-03-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
1022021-03-13pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
1032021-03-08whole_specieskml8List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
1042021-03-08whole_specieskml8List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
1052021-02-28whole_specieskml8List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
1062021-02-26whole_datasetkml8List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
1072021-02-25whole_datasetkml8List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
1082021-02-25whole_datasetkml8List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
1092021-02-16whole_datasetkml8List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
1102021-02-08dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
1112021-01-04dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
1122021-01-04dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
1132020-12-31dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
1142020-12-21dist_taxashapefile4List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030318
1152020-12-21dist_taxacsv4List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030008
1162020-12-16dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
1172020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
1182020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
1192020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
1202020-10-15dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1212020-07-23dist_taxakml4List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
1222016-04-29dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
1232016-04-28dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
1242016-04-27dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
1252016-04-07dist_taxakml5List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
1262016-03-17dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
1272015-12-10dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
1282015-12-01dist_taxacsv5List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
1292015-12-01dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
1302015-11-17dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
1312015-11-17dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
1322015-11-17dist_taxacsv5List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
1332015-09-09dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
1342015-09-09dist_taxacsv5List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
1352015-07-22dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species55affbca95b5f_20150722_162602
1362015-07-10dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species559ff9bd52c71_20150710_125945
1372015-07-08dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species559d3cc44f404_20150708_111152
1382015-07-06dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species559aa351513f3_20150706_115801
1392015-07-06dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species559aa9475a836_20150706_122759
1402015-06-24dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species558ae81921d09_20150624_141617
1412015-06-12dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species557aa82dc69dc_20150612_54100
1422015-05-26dist_taxacsv5List of datasetsList of species5564abba627f1_20150526_132648
1432015-04-30dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91654
1442015-04-30dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92554
1452015-04-30dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91838
1462015-04-30dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92144
1472015-04-29dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species554121c16d04f_20150429_145231
1482015-04-23dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110153
1492015-04-23dist_taxacsv5List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110046
1502015-04-20dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species553520c4242e6_20150420_120734
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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.