Marine and Coastal Management - Demersal Surveys (AfrOBIS)
Rob Cooper, Marine and Coastal Management; Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

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)32
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)26
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)4
All observations of species (whole_species)40
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

Prev 1  2  3  Next
No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
512021-06-26dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species60d7e652b759d_20210626_232944
522021-06-26dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species60d7e652b759d_20210626_233908
532021-06-25dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species60d6a43fd7547_20210625_235442
542021-06-25dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species60d65e2ea0fe8_20210625_190339
552021-06-17dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
562021-06-17dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
572021-06-16whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
582021-06-13whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
592021-06-06whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
602021-06-06whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
612021-06-05whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
622021-05-25whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
632021-05-25whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
642021-05-25dist_spcsv1027List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
652021-05-25dist_spshapefile1027List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
662021-05-25whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
672021-05-20whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
682021-05-12dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
692021-05-12dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
702021-05-12dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
712021-05-12dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
722021-05-02whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species608f5d29b1697_20210502_222134
732021-04-21whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
742021-04-21whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
752021-04-21whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
762021-04-20dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
772021-04-19dist_taxakml1976List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
782021-04-19dist_taxakml1976List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
792021-04-13whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
802021-04-12dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
812021-04-12dist_spcsv1027List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
822021-04-08whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
832021-04-08whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
842021-04-08whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
852021-04-08whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
862021-04-06whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
872021-04-06whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
882021-03-30dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
892021-03-26whole_datasetkml2182List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
902021-03-25dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
912021-03-24whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species605ba42d10d39_20210324_164601
922021-03-24dist_taxakml1976List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
932021-03-20whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
942021-03-20whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
952021-03-20whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
962021-03-20whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
972021-03-19dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
982021-03-18dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
992021-03-08whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
1002021-03-08whole_specieskml2182List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
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.