SCANS II cetacean sightings on tracker 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)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)143
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)8
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)28
All observations of species (whole_species)175
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)5
  • 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
12024-04-16dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species661e7071ab3e4_20240416_084211
22024-04-16dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species661e7071ab3e4_20240416_084133
32024-04-15whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species661d7b9644a9c_20240415_153410
42024-04-11dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species6618590ebd997_20240411_180006
52024-04-11dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species6618590ebd997_20240411_180009
62024-04-10whole_speciescsv25List of datasetsList of species6616fea946fab_20240410_171012
72024-04-10dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6616517e96744_20240410_045706
82024-04-10dist_sp_h3shapefile2List of datasetsList of species6616517e96744_20240410_051352
92024-04-09whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species661563fa5e090_20240409_115637
102024-04-03dist_spwms711List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
112024-04-03dist_spkml711List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
122024-04-03dist_spshapefile711List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
132024-04-01dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species660afc3b67e49_20240401_142634
142024-04-01whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species660af4717fafe_20240401_135601
152024-03-25dist_spcsv335List of datasetsList of species6600be442c499_20240324_200906
162024-03-23dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65fe2a8548570_20240322_211442
172024-03-23dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65fe2a8548570_20240322_211331
182024-03-13whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_133404
192024-03-13whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_133735
202024-03-13whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132825
212024-03-13whole_speciescsv50List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132740
222024-03-13whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132307
232024-03-13whole_specieskml50List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132716
242024-03-12dist_taxakml418List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
252024-03-08dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
262024-03-08whole_speciescsv20List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_111545
272024-03-05dist_spkml27List of datasetsList of species65e75a6948931_20240305_124655
282024-03-04whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species65e58652f06a2_20240304_033102
292024-02-29whole_speciescsv35List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143257
302024-02-29whole_speciescsv35List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143149
312024-02-27whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species65de220ba59fc_20240227_131255
322024-02-27whole_speciescsv35List of datasetsList of species_20240227_022749
332024-02-22pointsshapefile58List of datasetsList of species65d7417a0c6ad_20240222_074751
342024-02-21dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65d605ab400a1_20240221_092142
352024-02-17dist_sp_h3shapefile1List of datasetsList of species65d042de9fdc6_20240217_004346
362024-02-17whole_speciescsv20List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
372024-02-15dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
382024-02-15whole_specieskml20List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
392024-02-15dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
402024-02-09dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65c5fee0bae26_20240209_060304
412024-02-09pointsshapefile956List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
422024-02-09pointsshapefile956List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
432024-02-09dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
442024-02-09dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species65c61be12ff00_20240209_073551
452024-02-09dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species65c61be12ff00_20240209_073841
462024-02-09dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species65c61be12ff00_20240209_074042
472024-02-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074656
482024-02-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074702
492024-02-09dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species65c6200a754bf_20240209_075252
502024-02-09whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100130
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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.