British Antarctic Survey Argos satellite tracking data
Helen Peat, Natural Environment Research Council; British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

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)248
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)126
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)66
All observations of species (whole_species)41
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)19
  • 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
12022-08-19dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
22022-08-19dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
32022-08-16dist_taxashapefile12439List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124257
42022-08-16dist_taxashapefile12439List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124307
52022-08-13dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
62022-07-02dist_spkml64List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_121334
72022-07-02dist_spkml64List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_120523
82022-07-02dist_spkml64List of datasetsList of species62c06bd17793e_20220702_120204
92022-06-22dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
102022-05-28dist_spcsv14531List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053247
112022-05-28dist_spwfs14531List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053256
122022-05-19dist_sp_h3shapefile6826List of datasetsList of species62868b4748657_20220519_144606
132022-05-19dist_spkml8768List of datasetsList of species628653a9ae443_20220519_102735
142022-05-19dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
152022-05-18pointscsv17368List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
162022-04-19dist_spcsv3598List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
172022-04-12pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
182022-03-11dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
192022-02-28dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
202022-02-24pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species6217be5907e02_20220224_204021
212022-02-24pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species6217be5907e02_20220224_204026
222022-02-24pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species6217be5907e02_20220224_204019
232022-01-12dist_spcsv13908List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
242022-01-12dist_spshapefile13908List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
252022-01-12dist_spwfs13908List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
262022-01-12dist_spwms13908List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
272022-01-11dist_spshapefile13908List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
282021-12-09pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
292021-12-09pointscsv17368List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
302021-11-21whole_speciesgdb2418List of datasetsList of species619a430cad1b2_20211121_081407
312021-11-07dist_spcsv9969List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
322021-10-21pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
332021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
342021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
352021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
362021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
372021-10-12pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
382021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
392021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
402021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
412021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
422021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
432021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
442021-10-12pointskml17368List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
452021-10-01dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
462021-09-28whole_datasetcsv53176List of datasetsList of species6153ace17da27_20210928_202302
472021-08-25dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
482021-08-12dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
492021-08-11pointsshapefile17368List of datasetsList of species6113ef9565ab7_20210811_121149
502021-07-21dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
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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.