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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)46
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)36
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)26
All observations of species (whole_species)22
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
12022-11-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species636f9774088b1_20221112_075752
22022-11-08pointsshapefile472List of datasetsList of species636ad26024818_20221108_171027
32022-11-08pointsshapefile472List of datasetsList of species636ad26024818_20221108_171201
42022-10-27pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species635ae499687bc_20221027_161207
52022-10-19whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63507791c2411_20221019_190853
62022-10-03dist_taxacsv57List of datasetsList of species633aab4edcbb0_20221003_053605
72022-08-26pointsshapefile472List of datasetsList of species630912ec34524_20220826_145200
82022-08-19dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
92022-08-19dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
102022-08-13dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
112022-07-14whole_speciesgdb472List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_063714
122022-06-22dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
132022-06-21dist_taxashapefile57List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
142022-06-21dist_taxashapefile57List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
152022-06-21dist_taxashapefile57List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
162022-06-21dist_taxacsv57List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
172022-06-08pointsshapefile472List of datasetsList of species62a0997f3e2c2_20220608_084446
182022-05-19dist_spkml190List of datasetsList of species628653a9ae443_20220519_102735
192022-05-19dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
202022-05-18pointscsv473List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
212022-04-12pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
222022-03-11dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
232022-02-28dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
242022-02-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161846
252022-02-02dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161827
262022-01-12dist_spwfs57List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
272022-01-12dist_spwms57List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
282022-01-12dist_spcsv57List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
292022-01-12dist_spshapefile57List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
302022-01-11dist_spshapefile57List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
312021-12-10dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150010
322021-12-10dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145853
332021-12-10dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150133
342021-12-09pointscsv473List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
352021-12-09pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
362021-12-01pointskml473List of datasetsList of species61a792cf7dc5e_20211201_144911
372021-11-24dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
382021-11-22whole_speciescsv472List of datasetsList of species619bcbf5c13f9_20211122_120050
392021-11-10dist_spshapefile308List of datasetsList of species618c38c417337_20211110_162912
402021-10-21pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
412021-10-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species616989ba9fa33_20211015_104227
422021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
432021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
442021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
452021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
462021-10-12pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
472021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
482021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
492021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
502021-10-12pointskml473List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
List of datasets


  • 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.