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 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)82
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)4
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)20
All observations of species (whole_species)104
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
1012023-09-01whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species64f2024b5f0c0_20230901_112517
1022023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile15List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103538
1032023-09-01whole_speciesgdb575List of datasetsList of species64f20442e94e8_20230901_113344
1042023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64f202e360473_20230901_113139
1052023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64f202e360473_20230901_112748
1062023-08-29pointskml741List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
1072023-08-29dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110856
1082023-08-29dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species64ee070a6ae19_20230829_110844
1092023-08-18whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095328
1102023-08-18whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095325
1112023-08-17whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species64ddc18156a8c_20230817_044113
1122023-08-14dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species64da8e89b0663_20230814_164151
1132023-08-07dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
1142023-08-03whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species64cb63d29af7f_20230803_042921
1152023-07-24dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
1162023-07-22dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species64bc84da45091_20230722_214706
1172023-07-18whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species64b674632da62_20230718_071711
1182023-07-18whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species64b674632da62_20230718_071627
1192023-07-14dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
1202023-07-13whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species64af7cf4da099_20230713_003319
1212023-07-12whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_051012
1222023-07-12whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_050228
1232023-07-10whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64ac0405c67a8_20230710_091410
1242023-07-10whole_speciesgdb39List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_061331
1252023-07-10whole_speciesgdb575List of datasetsList of species64abd6a97c331_20230710_060116
1262023-07-10pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species64abddb9d1a51_20230710_063300
1272023-07-10pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species64abe3ec80900_20230710_065738
1282023-07-10pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species64abd4945f747_20230710_055550
1292023-07-10whole_speciesgdb39List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_062554
1302023-07-07pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species64a7dcf543f40_20230707_054212
1312023-07-06dist_spshapefile462List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
1322023-07-06dist_spshapefile643List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
1332023-07-06dist_spshapefile488List of datasetsList of species64a6beff81c8c_20230706_092401
1342023-06-30whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
1352023-06-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
1362023-06-19dist_spcsv257List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
1372023-06-19dist_spcsv531List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
1382023-06-16whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species648c72811edef_20230616_115224
1392023-06-16whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_230240
1402023-06-15whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species648b037814ca0_20230615_082703
1412023-06-13whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
1422023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_091645
1432023-06-13whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_081148
1442023-06-13dist_spcsv56List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
1452023-06-13whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083443
1462023-06-13whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083153
1472023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083713
1482023-06-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083833
1492023-06-12whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6487c05d5e1ef_20230612_210848
1502023-06-12whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6487c05d5e1ef_20230612_210905
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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.