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 20212020201920182017201620152014
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)198
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)516
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)712
All observations of species (whole_species)243
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)17
  • 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
12021-12-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61a8d7b100b00_20211202_093557
22021-12-01pointskml744List of datasetsList of species61a792cf7dc5e_20211201_144911
32021-11-30dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
42021-11-26pointsshapefile4List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
52021-11-24dist_spkml169List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
62021-11-22whole_speciescsv33List of datasetsList of species619bcbf5c13f9_20211122_120050
72021-11-21whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species619a3aac7dde8_20211121_073455
82021-11-18whole_speciesgdb520List of datasetsList of species61967a3b8676e_20211118_111609
92021-11-18whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species61967fce47fb0_20211118_114541
102021-11-18dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_111644
112021-11-18dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_112630
122021-11-18whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_110816
132021-11-17whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species61956dd061261_20211117_161124
142021-11-17whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species619542c3a6e2c_20211117_133347
152021-11-16whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species61930167c893a_20211115_195740
162021-11-12dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125326
172021-11-12dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125317
182021-11-12whole_specieskml4List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125352
192021-11-10dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species618c38c417337_20211110_162912
202021-11-09dist_spshapefile335List of datasetsList of species618a14608aef5_20211109_012800
212021-11-09dist_spshapefile335List of datasetsList of species618a14608aef5_20211109_012808
222021-11-08whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6189b7c0dc9b2_20211108_185327
232021-11-08whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species6189b7c0dc9b2_20211108_190428
242021-11-06dist_spkml20List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
252021-11-06dist_spkml20List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
262021-11-05dist_spkml20List of datasetsList of species618511ddab5a5_20211105_074108
272021-11-05whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_060347
282021-11-05whole_speciesgdb48List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_050313
292021-11-03whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132501
302021-11-03whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132456
312021-11-02whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6180f0f5638f8_20211102_223650
322021-11-02whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6180f0f5638f8_20211102_222542
332021-11-01pointscsv4List of datasetsList of species61808a7534002_20211101_204722
342021-10-29whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162036
352021-10-29whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162509
362021-10-27whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212107
372021-10-27whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212127
382021-10-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212102
392021-10-26whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species61784eab22ddc_20211026_150108
402021-10-26whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_113325
412021-10-26whole_speciescsv48List of datasetsList of species61782331b0d84_20211026_115428
422021-10-22whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species617354bd5c599_20211022_203201
432021-10-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
442021-10-21dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
452021-10-21pointsshapefile956List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
462021-10-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6171bb96b9a17_20211021_154845
472021-10-19dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species616d721689fc0_20211019_115547
482021-10-19dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species616d721689fc0_20211019_115544
492021-10-19dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species616d721689fc0_20211019_115548
502021-10-18whole_specieskml35List of datasetsList of species616d3a71c34e6_20211018_060259
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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 Goolge 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.