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
3012016-04-27dist_taxakml35808List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
3022016-04-16pointscsv14916List of datasetsList of species57119faa47aac_20160415_221941
3032016-04-07dist_taxakml35808List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
3042016-03-26dist_spshapefile26749List of datasetsList of species56f6b048e2754_20160326_121733
3052016-03-17dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
3062015-12-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
3072015-12-01dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
3082015-12-01dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
3092015-11-17dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
3102015-11-17dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
3112015-11-17dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
3122015-09-14pointsshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species55f66b8bd6d87_20150914_25001
3132015-09-09pointscsv33291List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_150324
3142015-09-09dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
3152015-09-09dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
3162015-09-09pointsshapefile33291List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_150852
3172015-08-24pointsshapefile27List of datasetsList of species55db5d8cf3748_20150824_141104
3182015-07-22dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species55affbca95b5f_20150722_162602
3192015-07-21whole_speciescsv70List of datasetsList of species55ae939dc944f_20150721_145248
3202015-07-21whole_speciescsv70List of datasetsList of species55ae939dc944f_20150721_145116
3212015-07-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species559ff9bd52c71_20150710_125945
3222015-07-08dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species559d3cc44f404_20150708_111152
3232015-07-06dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species559aa351513f3_20150706_115801
3242015-07-06dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species559aa9475a836_20150706_122759
3252015-06-30dist_spcsv35808List of datasetsList of species5592abce61bd9_20150630_105232
3262015-06-24dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species558ae81921d09_20150624_141617
3272015-06-16pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species55806f01390fb_20150616_145053
3282015-06-16pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species55806f01390fb_20150616_145100
3292015-06-12dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species557aa82dc69dc_20150612_54100
3302015-05-28pointscsv53List of datasetsList of species55671c0047221_20150528_95054
3312015-05-26dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species5564abba627f1_20150526_132648
3322015-05-06dist_spshapefile26749List of datasetsList of species554a2b764ac7a_20150506_105923
3332015-04-30dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91838
3342015-04-30dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92144
3352015-04-30dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91654
3362015-04-30dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92554
3372015-04-29dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species554121c16d04f_20150429_145231
3382015-04-23dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110046
3392015-04-23dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110153
3402015-04-20dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species553520c4242e6_20150420_120734
3412015-04-14dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species552b35497d054_20150412_232328
3422015-03-26dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5513e897b917c_20150326_72326
3432015-03-12dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species550179b87cd3b_20150312_85126
3442015-03-12dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species550179b87cd3b_20150312_85031
3452015-02-24dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54ec35bf64845_20150224_33438
3462015-02-24dist_spshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54ece79fac7fc_20150224_160701
3472015-02-24dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54ece521d3f43_20150224_160216
3482015-02-23dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54eb957c84e08_20150223_160625
3492015-02-23dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species54eb957c84e08_20150223_160605
3502015-02-23dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54eb8a02a19c4_20150223_151528
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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.