SCANS II cetacean sightings on primary platform of vessel surveys 2005
Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews

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)7
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)133
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)4
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)29
All observations of species (whole_species)171
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)3
  • 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
12024-03-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65e1af6fa9501_20240301_053727
22024-03-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65e1af6fa9501_20240301_054146
32024-02-29whole_speciescsv18List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143257
42024-02-29whole_speciescsv18List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143149
52024-02-28dist_taxakml442List of datasetsList of species65dfad699e0b9_20240228_170658
62024-02-28dist_taxakml442List of datasetsList of species65dfad699e0b9_20240228_170700
72024-02-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65de220ba59fc_20240227_131255
82024-02-27whole_speciescsv18List of datasetsList of species_20240227_022749
92024-02-23whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65d8c578eefb4_20240223_111940
102024-02-22pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species65d7417a0c6ad_20240222_074751
112024-02-21dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65d605ab400a1_20240221_092142
122024-02-21dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65d3932295986_20240221_051650
132024-02-17dist_sp_h3shapefile3List of datasetsList of species65d042de9fdc6_20240217_004346
142024-02-17whole_speciescsv19List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
152024-02-15dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
162024-02-15whole_specieskml19List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
172024-02-15dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
182024-02-09dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species65c5fee0bae26_20240209_060304
192024-02-09pointsshapefile950List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
202024-02-09pointsshapefile950List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
212024-02-09dist_spshapefile18List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
222024-02-09whole_speciescsv19List of datasetsList of species65c6426b3748a_20240209_102007
232024-02-09whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species65c6411559174_20240209_101354
242024-02-09whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100927
252024-02-09whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species65c6409b0e990_20240209_101154
262024-02-09whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100640
272024-02-09whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100437
282024-02-09whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100130
292024-02-09dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species65c6200a754bf_20240209_075252
302024-02-09dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074702
312024-02-09dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074656
322024-02-09dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species65c61be12ff00_20240209_074042
332024-02-09dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species65c61be12ff00_20240209_073841
342024-02-09dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species65c61be12ff00_20240209_073551
352024-02-09dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65c58a38b7a90_20240208_211525
362024-02-08dist_spshapefile607List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
372024-02-03dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090522
382024-02-03dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090451
392024-02-03dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090707
402024-02-03dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_070507
412024-02-03dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090445
422024-02-03dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090616
432024-02-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65bbb07f2cc11_20240201_100153
442024-02-01dist_spshapefile607List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
452024-01-30dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65b915d66dbba_20240130_103305
462024-01-30dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65b915d66dbba_20240130_103209
472024-01-30dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65b915d66dbba_20240130_103247
482024-01-29whole_speciesgdb114List of datasetsList of species65b7f6306f815_20240129_140818
492024-01-27whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species65b4c942f0c9f_20240127_075713
502024-01-27whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65b4c942f0c9f_20240127_075052
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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.