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
2512017-04-01pointscsv6375List of datasetsList of species58e05ddacdd13_20170401_223231
2522017-02-03dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
2532017-02-03dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
2542017-01-17dist_spkml7893List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
2552017-01-05pointsshapefile938List of datasetsList of species586f12991976d_20170105_224524
2562016-12-04dist_taxakml33442List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
2572016-11-22dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
2582016-11-11pointsshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5825eb71f13ce_20161111_110852
2592016-11-11pointscsv35808List of datasetsList of species5825eb71f13ce_20161111_110937
2602016-10-23dist_taxakml20833List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
2612016-10-16dist_spshapefile1596List of datasetsList of species5804030c6a88c_20161016_185612
2622016-10-14dist_taxashapefile10303List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
2632016-09-12dist_taxakml10310List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
2642016-08-16pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57b2d44fee1a2_20160816_50100
2652016-08-09pointsshapefile32902List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23531
2662016-08-09dist_taxashapefile9492List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23402
2672016-07-14diversityshapefile10178List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
2682016-07-12diversitykml10178List of datasetsList of species578403ebe6010_20160712_163511
2692016-06-27dist_spkml33098List of datasetsList of species5770229bd8db5_20160626_145416
2702016-06-17dist_spshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5762c6670c47d_20160616_114716
2712016-06-03whole_speciescsv2418List of datasetsList of species57509be78adf0_20160602_165021
2722016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile4845List of datasetsList of species57509c5e6653a_20160602_165153
2732016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile6375List of datasetsList of species57509b756b9d6_20160602_164856
2742016-06-03whole_speciescsv6375List of datasetsList of species57509c266512c_20160602_165054
2752016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile4845List of datasetsList of species57509c402b2bd_20160602_165123
2762016-06-03whole_speciescsv935List of datasetsList of species57509cace3b89_20160602_165317
2772016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile2418List of datasetsList of species57509be78adf0_20160602_164957
2782016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile935List of datasetsList of species57509cace3b89_20160602_165308
2792016-06-03whole_speciescsv4845List of datasetsList of species57509c5e6653a_20160602_165200
2802016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile935List of datasetsList of species57509c95ad430_20160602_165246
2812016-06-02whole_speciescsv6375List of datasetsList of species574f6a8518258_20160601_190707
2822016-06-02whole_speciesshapefile6375List of datasetsList of species574f6a8518258_20160601_190656
2832016-06-02whole_speciescsv6375List of datasetsList of species574f62bf14939_20160601_183747
2842016-06-02whole_speciesshapefile6375List of datasetsList of species574f62bf14939_20160601_183758
2852016-06-02whole_speciesshapefile6375List of datasetsList of species574f63d9784cf_20160601_183911
2862016-05-19dist_spshapefile27897List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_172200
2872016-05-19dist_spshapefile27897List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135627
2882016-05-19dist_spcsv27897List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135955
2892016-05-17pointsshapefile35423List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_105932
2902016-05-17pointsshapefile374List of datasetsList of species5739c8f4cdaab_20160516_92545
2912016-05-17pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5739bc8831687_20160516_83652
2922016-05-17pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_112309
2932016-05-12dist_spkml875List of datasetsList of species5733570768b8e_20160511_120316
2942016-05-08pointsshapefile631List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_73108
2952016-05-08pointsshapefile631List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_74238
2962016-05-08pointsshapefile631List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_73112
2972016-05-08pointsshapefile631List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_90346
2982016-05-08pointsshapefile504List of datasetsList of species572f3d74e9f2c_20160508_92417
2992016-04-29dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
3002016-04-28dist_taxakml35808List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
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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.