The UK Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data
Daniel Lear, Marine Biological Association of the UK (MBA)

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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)14
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)6
All observations of species (whole_species)6
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)1
  • 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
12024-07-15whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6695b0bcb80ae_20240715_193250
22024-07-15whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6695b0bcb80ae_20240715_194244
32024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile54List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
42024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile54List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
52024-04-03dist_spshapefile191List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
62024-04-03dist_spkml191List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
72024-04-03dist_spwms191List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
82024-03-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
92024-02-22pointsshapefile472List of datasetsList of species65d7417a0c6ad_20240222_074751
102024-02-09pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
112024-02-09pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
122024-02-08dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
132024-02-01dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
142024-01-05pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_133454
152023-12-09whole_speciesgdb472List of datasetsList of species6574cb96b1137_20231209_155115
162023-12-09whole_speciescsv472List of datasetsList of species6574cb96b1137_20231209_162404
172023-12-09whole_speciescsv472List of datasetsList of species6574cb96b1137_20231209_160047
182023-12-09whole_speciescsv472List of datasetsList of species6574cb96b1137_20231209_160049
192023-10-09dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
202023-10-02dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
212023-09-18dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
222023-08-29pointskml473List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
232023-08-07dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
242023-07-10pointsshapefile472List of datasetsList of species64abddb9d1a51_20230710_063300
252023-07-06dist_spshapefile191List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
262023-07-06dist_spshapefile309List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
272023-06-30dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
282023-06-19dist_spcsv191List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
292023-06-19dist_spcsv57List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
302023-05-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
312023-05-19dist_spkml56List of datasetsList of species64676f3d69eb7_20230519_084502
322023-02-16dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
332023-02-16dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
342023-02-15whole_datasetcsv473List of datasetsList of species63ecb8d933d37_20230215_060003
352023-02-03dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
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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.