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)243
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)128
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
1012021-02-09whole_datasetcsv53176List of datasetsList of species6022f14cea689_20210209_153323
1022021-02-09whole_speciescsv17368List of datasetsList of species6022c762e95c1_20210209_123345
1032021-01-04dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
1042021-01-04dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
1052020-12-31dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
1062020-12-16dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
1072020-10-15dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
1082020-10-15dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1092020-10-15dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
1102020-10-15dist_taxakml13908List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
1112020-07-23dist_taxakml29590List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
1122020-05-26dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
1132020-05-17dist_taxakml167List of datasetsList of species5ec1323034071_20200517_084812
1142020-05-05dist_spkml10178List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
1152020-04-08pointsshapefile35160List of datasetsList of species5e8d8028e622b_20200408_034817
1162020-01-18dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
1172020-01-18dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
1182019-12-07pointsshapefile230List of datasetsList of species5deb3f68164eb_20191207_015011
1192019-12-07pointscsv230List of datasetsList of species5deb3f68164eb_20191207_014826
1202019-11-01dist_taxashapefile20833List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
1212019-10-30pointscsv35808List of datasetsList of species5db96d42ba60f_20191030_070348
1222019-10-15dist_spcsv1168List of datasetsList of species5da5e53069a60_20191015_121516
1232019-10-15dist_spshapefile1168List of datasetsList of species5da5e53069a60_20191015_120119
1242019-08-27pointsshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
1252019-08-27pointsshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
1262019-08-12dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
1272019-08-06dist_taxakml33442List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
1282019-08-06dist_taxakml33442List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
1292019-07-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
1302019-07-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
1312019-07-10dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
1322019-07-10dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
1332019-07-10dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
1342019-07-10dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
1352019-07-07dist_spshapefile9650List of datasetsList of species5d221ff10787c_20190707_125142
1362019-07-07dist_spcsv9650List of datasetsList of species5d221ff10787c_20190707_130015
1372019-07-05dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
1382019-06-30dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
1392019-06-30dist_taxashapefile246List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
1402019-06-30pointsshapefile35477List of datasetsList of species5d18b4a1b54e8_20190630_091204
1412019-06-30dist_taxashapefile246List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
1422019-06-15dist_spwms10310List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
1432019-06-15dist_spcsv7893List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
1442019-06-15dist_spshapefile7893List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
1452019-06-15dist_spcsv10310List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
1462019-06-15dist_spwms10310List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
1472019-06-15dist_spwms10310List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
1482019-06-15dist_spshapefile10310List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
1492019-06-13dist_spkml10178List of datasetsList of species5d01f397a0bda_20190613_030103
1502019-06-13dist_spshapefile10178List of datasetsList of species5d01f4bcbd066_20190613_031928
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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.