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
2012018-05-02dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5ae955c126652_20180502_20809
2022018-04-24dist_spshapefile10178List of datasetsList of species5ade939cee8a4_20180423_223757
2032018-04-24dist_spshapefile2343List of datasetsList of species5ade939cee8a4_20180423_222243
2042018-04-09dist_spkml7298List of datasetsList of species5acb98f6b9970_20180409_124759
2052018-04-05dist_spshapefile2343List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_105309
2062018-01-14dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
2072018-01-12dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
2082018-01-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
2092018-01-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
2102018-01-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
2112018-01-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
2122018-01-11dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
2132017-12-05dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
2142017-12-05dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
2152017-11-26dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
2162017-11-26dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
2172017-11-26dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
2182017-10-30dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
2192017-10-30dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
2202017-10-25dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
2212017-10-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103224
2222017-10-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103227
2232017-10-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103233
2242017-10-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103245
2252017-10-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103225
2262017-10-17dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103221
2272017-09-27pointskml1398List of datasetsList of species59cbd0886413e_20170927_122822
2282017-09-27dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
2292017-09-27pointskml1398List of datasetsList of species59cbd0886413e_20170927_122402
2302017-09-13dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
2312017-09-13dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
2322017-08-12dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
2332017-08-12dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
2342017-06-19dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
2352017-06-19dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
2362017-06-12pointsshapefile2709List of datasetsList of species593ebeb4d2abf_20170612_133509
2372017-05-29dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
2382017-05-29dist_taxakml226List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45332
2392017-05-29dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
2402017-05-29dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
2412017-05-29dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
2422017-05-29dist_taxakml226List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45325
2432017-05-29dist_spshapefile10310List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
2442017-05-03dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
2452017-05-03dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
2462017-05-03dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
2472017-05-03dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
2482017-04-26dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
2492017-04-26dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
2502017-04-01dist_spcsv2825List of datasetsList of species58e05ddacdd13_20170401_222124
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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.