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)42
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)35
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)22
All observations of species (whole_species)20
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
512021-10-12dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
522021-10-09dist_taxacsv56List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
532021-10-09dist_taxacsv56List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
542021-10-01dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
552021-09-22dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species614b860c04ba1_20210922_154803
562021-09-13whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_153427
572021-09-10whole_specieskml472List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_145253
582021-08-25dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
592021-08-24dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species6124f336c148a_20210824_092727
602021-08-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
612021-08-11pointsshapefile473List of datasetsList of species6113ef9565ab7_20210811_121149
622021-07-21dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
632021-07-17dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
642021-06-30dist_spcsv56List of datasetsList of species60dcc39ec5801_20210630_152757
652021-06-17dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
662021-06-17dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
672021-06-16whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
682021-06-13whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
692021-06-06whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
702021-06-06whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
712021-06-05whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
722021-05-25dist_spcsv57List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
732021-05-25dist_spshapefile57List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
742021-05-25whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
752021-05-25whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
762021-05-25whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
772021-05-25dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122526
782021-05-25dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122943
792021-05-20whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
802021-05-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60a5450ccec3b_20210519_130643
812021-05-17dist_taxashapefile85List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_040718
822021-05-17dist_taxashapefile50List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_035006
832021-05-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
842021-05-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
852021-05-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
862021-05-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
872021-05-03dist_spshapefile56List of datasetsList of species608c0c2457cfd_20210503_032106
882021-04-21whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
892021-04-21whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
902021-04-21whole_datasetkml473List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
912021-04-20dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
922021-04-19dist_taxakml191List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
932021-04-19dist_taxakml191List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
942021-04-13whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
952021-04-12dist_taxakml57List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
962021-04-09dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
972021-04-08whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
982021-04-08whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
992021-04-08whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
1002021-04-08whole_specieskml473List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
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.