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
3512015-02-23dist_spshapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54eb3fe2246d0_20150223_101124
3522015-02-23dist_spcsv35808List of datasetsList of species54eb3fe2246d0_20150223_100520
3532015-01-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154722
3542015-01-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154715
3552015-01-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154227
3562015-01-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54b1729c5ea9b_20150110_135949
3572015-01-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154303
3582015-01-10dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54b1b11a28976_20150110_203246
3592014-11-27dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species54770c1f29dd3_20141127_64139
3602014-11-24dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5473805c37d9e_20141124_140547
3612014-11-10pointsshapefile35160List of datasetsList of species546129ab4e3a9_20141110_162259
3622014-11-04whole_speciescsv2418List of datasetsList of species5459127496691_20141104_125445
3632014-10-30dist_spshapefile1148List of datasetsList of species5452719c8ba5f_20141030_135645
3642014-10-29dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species5450e1fc4f891_20141029_92123
3652014-10-21dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species54465b7086040_20141021_92151
3662014-10-15dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species543ec09f42e4f_20141015_144752
3672014-10-13dist_spshapefile19211List of datasetsList of species543b8ded26dc4_20141013_45455
3682014-10-13dist_spshapefile19211List of datasetsList of species543b8ded26dc4_20141013_43608
3692014-09-26dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5425c03080813_20140926_154136
3702014-08-22whole_speciesshapefile70List of datasetsList of species53f7f07e1d006_20140822_213827
3712014-08-22whole_speciesshapefile6375List of datasetsList of species53f7f07e1d006_20140822_214322
3722014-08-18dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species53f232cedbb42_20140818_131449
3732014-08-18dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_132655
3742014-08-18dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species53f232cedbb42_20140818_131642
3752014-08-18dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_132759
3762014-08-18dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_141900
3772014-08-13dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species53eb98255b3ef_20140813_130018
3782014-08-13dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species53eba2e6ca275_20140813_134749
3792014-07-30dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species53d8f272213e7_20140730_93123
3802014-07-30dist_taxacsv35808List of datasetsList of species53d8f272213e7_20140730_93113
3812014-07-19dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species53ca47ca4daa9_20140719_63236
3822014-07-16dist_spcsv6375List of datasetsList of species53c6711805448_20140716_83725
3832014-07-16dist_spcsv6375List of datasetsList of species53c6711805448_20140716_83609
3842014-07-16dist_spcsv70List of datasetsList of species53c6754713a36_20140716_85136
3852014-07-16dist_spcsv115List of datasetsList of species53c67525ef153_20140716_85102
3862014-07-16dist_spcsv158List of datasetsList of species53c674c98e4f7_20140716_85018
3872014-07-16dist_spcsv2418List of datasetsList of species53c6740bbf224_20140716_84627
3882014-07-16dist_spcsv4845List of datasetsList of species53c673df3798d_20140716_84546
3892014-07-16dist_spcsv6375List of datasetsList of species53c6731fab48a_20140716_84222
3902014-07-16dist_spcsv935List of datasetsList of species53c672fbe2fba_20140716_84151
3912014-07-16dist_spcsv7310List of datasetsList of species53c6711805448_20140716_83756
3922014-07-10dist_spshapefile2418List of datasetsList of species53be9b550b634_20140710_95750
3932014-06-05dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species5390ee50bda6a_20140605_190126
3942014-05-22dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_72841
3952014-05-22dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71652
3962014-05-22dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71336
3972014-05-20dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species537b92f8164ff_20140520_133902
3982014-04-09dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_43956
3992014-04-09dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_50702
4002014-04-09dist_taxashapefile35808List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_50212
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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.