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)206
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)504
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)588
All observations of species (whole_species)257
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
1012022-07-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62c287e5f36af_20220704_024703
1022022-07-04whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species62c287e5f36af_20220704_023544
1032022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c064b809d56_20220702_113203
1042022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c064b809d56_20220702_114607
1052022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c064b809d56_20220702_114816
1062022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c064b809d56_20220702_114448
1072022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c064b809d56_20220702_114029
1082022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c064b809d56_20220702_113955
1092022-07-02whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_175914
1102022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_175838
1112022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_125145
1122022-07-02whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species62c06d2e55a5c_20220702_125135
1132022-07-02dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species62bfe25710b2d_20220702_024404
1142022-07-02dist_spcsv118List of datasetsList of species62c071ec029f8_20220702_124903
1152022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c0658f629dc_20220702_114440
1162022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c0658f629dc_20220702_114935
1172022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c0658f629dc_20220702_114701
1182022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62c051c095dcb_20220702_103807
1192022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c061404eb22_20220702_114859
1202022-07-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62bf9c878baee_20220701_212221
1212022-07-01dist_spwms12List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121747
1222022-07-01dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62bf3142aec2b_20220701_140459
1232022-07-01whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121442
1242022-07-01dist_spwms12List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121739
1252022-07-01dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121609
1262022-06-29dist_spcsv118List of datasetsList of species62bcc049cedff_20220629_171347
1272022-06-29whole_specieskml575List of datasetsList of species62bcc049cedff_20220629_171330
1282022-06-23whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species62b4376cdaa90_20220623_060844
1292022-06-23whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species62b4376cdaa90_20220623_060839
1302022-06-22dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
1312022-06-22whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224304
1322022-06-22whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224140
1332022-06-22whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_223813
1342022-06-22whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224504
1352022-06-21whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_095120
1362022-06-21dist_taxashapefile146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
1372022-06-21dist_taxacsv146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
1382022-06-21dist_taxashapefile146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
1392022-06-21dist_taxashapefile146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
1402022-06-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62acc53d58ffd_20220617_142215
1412022-06-08pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species62a096c472d2d_20220608_083323
1422022-06-08pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species62a0997f3e2c2_20220608_084446
1432022-06-08pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species62a09a67e4b5b_20220608_084814
1442022-06-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species62a092561d5e0_20220608_081454
1452022-06-08pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species62a093fd9e652_20220608_082133
1462022-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species62a08c2325365_20220608_074928
1472022-06-08whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species62a091b8dfdd3_20220608_081628
1482022-06-07dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203050
1492022-06-07dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203045
1502022-05-31whole_specieskml14List of datasetsList of species6295dd18de53b_20220531_052952
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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.