SCANS II cetacean sightings from aerial 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 202220212020201920182017201620152014
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)202
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)488
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)578
All observations of species (whole_species)218
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)37
  • 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
1012022-04-19dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
1022022-04-18whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species625dbd27b21e2_20220418_162803
1032022-04-18whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species625dbd27b21e2_20220418_162529
1042022-04-15whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species625950dfe748c_20220415_070310
1052022-04-12pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
1062022-04-09whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species6251f25a11e7d_20220409_165442
1072022-04-09whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species6251f42c03243_20220409_170149
1082022-04-08whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species62505171e9707_20220408_111933
1092022-04-08whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species62505171e9707_20220408_111937
1102022-04-06pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species624d6142eb3fb_20220406_055940
1112022-04-06dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species624d6142eb3fb_20220406_054828
1122022-04-06pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
1132022-04-05whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species624c421ea87a4_20220405_092647
1142022-03-30whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6244a4ebe51f3_20220330_144752
1152022-03-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species623f750c135af_20220327_000837
1162022-03-18whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083508
1172022-03-18whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083424
1182022-03-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
1192022-03-08whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6227559caa455_20220308_081619
1202022-03-05whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species622360e8640b8_20220305_082314
1212022-03-05whole_speciescsv575List of datasetsList of species6223e67e9ee4c_20220305_181033
1222022-03-04whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070416
1232022-03-04whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070445
1242022-03-04whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070430
1252022-03-04whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070423
1262022-03-03dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species62216840bf181_20220303_201559
1272022-02-28whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132245
1282022-02-28whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132203
1292022-02-28whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132228
1302022-02-28dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
1312022-02-28whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species621d5c520559f_20220228_184530
1322022-02-25dist_sp_h3kml12List of datasetsList of species62195ff688d68_20220225_184707
1332022-02-25whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62195ff688d68_20220225_195203
1342022-02-25diversitykml174List of datasetsList of species6219ac29c8680_20220225_233845
1352022-02-25diversitykml174List of datasetsList of species6219ac29c8680_20220225_233642
1362022-02-25dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species6219a10c9c4a3_20220225_230054
1372022-02-24whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species6217bec62156d_20220224_122628
1382022-02-23dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62164fe2597ee_20220223_102709
1392022-02-23dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62164fe2597ee_20220223_102656
1402022-02-23dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species6216496aa4fd4_20220223_102922
1412022-02-22dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species621560e9d0a29_20220222_173127
1422022-02-22dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species621595e890457_20220222_211113
1432022-02-22dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species621595e890457_20220222_211128
1442022-02-17dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193232
1452022-02-17dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193236
1462022-02-14pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species620a60e0e81ee_20220214_091555
1472022-02-14pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species620a8b4e05e32_20220214_120543
1482022-02-14pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species620a8b4e05e32_20220214_120839
1492022-02-14pointsshapefile26List of datasetsList of species620a60e0e81ee_20220214_091349
1502022-02-14pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species620a8b4e05e32_20220214_120820
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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.