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
1512019-06-13dist_spshapefile10178List of datasetsList of species5d01f4bcbd066_20190613_030457
1522019-04-23pointscsv7473List of datasetsList of species5cbefc9466b88_20190423_080013
1532019-04-08dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
1542019-03-15dist_spshapefile10178List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82233
1552019-02-13dist_taxacsv482List of datasetsList of species5c6471e02975b_20190213_144002
1562019-01-30dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
1572019-01-29pointscsv166List of datasetsList of species5c50136db979f_20190129_40027
1582019-01-25dist_taxacsv108List of datasetsList of species5c4ae4852c261_20190125_54302
1592019-01-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
1602018-12-17dist_spcsv2343List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_63624
1612018-12-17pointscsv273List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
1622018-12-17pointscsv273List of datasetsList of species5c179dac87ad9_20181217_80235
1632018-12-17pointscsv4386List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_71041
1642018-12-17pointscsv4845List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_81907
1652018-12-17pointscsv25656List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_82431
1662018-12-17pointscsv4845List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83359
1672018-12-17pointscsv25656List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83947
1682018-11-12dist_spcsv2076List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
1692018-11-12dist_spcsv2076List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
1702018-11-06dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
1712018-11-06dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
1722018-11-05dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
1732018-11-05dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
1742018-11-05dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
1752018-10-25dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
1762018-10-19dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
1772018-10-19dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
1782018-10-02dist_spkml2343List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
1792018-10-02dist_spkml2343List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
1802018-08-16dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
1812018-08-14dist_spshapefile7893List of datasetsList of species5b731e9a3da86_20180814_143126
1822018-07-18dist_spcsv10310List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_33120
1832018-07-18dist_spcsv5486List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_34751
1842018-07-18dist_spcsv2407List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_35354
1852018-07-18dist_spcsv7893List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_40958
1862018-07-08dist_spcsv7893List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234251
1872018-07-08dist_spshapefile7893List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
1882018-07-08dist_spcsv10310List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
1892018-07-08dist_spshapefile10310List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
1902018-07-08dist_spcsv7893List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
1912018-07-08dist_spshapefile7893List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231931
1922018-07-06dist_spcsv7893List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
1932018-07-06dist_spshapefile7893List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_60013
1942018-06-19dist_taxakml33442List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
1952018-06-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
1962018-06-04dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
1972018-06-03pointscsv35808List of datasetsList of species5b137bad4f427_20180603_13006
1982018-06-01dist_taxacsv8746List of datasetsList of species5b1209d0bccff_20180601_232056
1992018-06-01dist_taxashapefile8746List of datasetsList of species5b1209d0bccff_20180601_232040
2002018-05-02dist_taxakml10087List of datasetsList of species5ae956db58898_20180502_21256
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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.