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
11512017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100258
11522017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100301
11532017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95544
11542017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95551
11552017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95607
11562017-03-22pointskml98List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95755
11572017-03-17dist_spcsv235List of datasetsList of species58cbcaa0365a5_20170317_74813
11582017-03-09dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species58c18c2e802c8_20170309_122004
11592017-03-09pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_155203
11602017-03-09pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_155656
11612017-02-28pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species58b486498cd61_20170228_143209
11622017-02-21pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species58ac5f90ecb9c_20170221_104236
11632017-02-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
11642017-02-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
11652017-01-18pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species587ff98dc3fe6_20170118_182717
11662017-01-18pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species587ff7be7d9c1_20170118_181948
11672017-01-17dist_spkml152List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
11682017-01-17pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species587e47e286df7_20170117_120125
11692017-01-17pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species587e47e286df7_20170117_115608
11702017-01-13dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species587895aa25c4e_20170113_35650
11712017-01-13dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species587895aa25c4e_20170113_35645
11722017-01-09pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58733696e138c_20170109_21109
11732017-01-09pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58733696e138c_20170109_22451
11742017-01-04pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species586d2ee1a30d7_20170104_122049
11752017-01-04pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species586d3e9825420_20170104_132748
11762017-01-04pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species586d2a0d25f79_20170104_120242
11772017-01-04pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species586d2bc405e2d_20170104_120730
11782017-01-04pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species586d302c79e6f_20170104_122626
11792016-12-21pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species585af3b1b54f7_20161221_162722
11802016-12-21pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species585af6b35bc5a_20161221_164012
11812016-12-21pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species585afa3547030_20161221_165516
11822016-12-20pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5859961871859_20161220_153921
11832016-12-12pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species584f1c6478802_20161212_170638
11842016-12-05dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_174010
11852016-12-05dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_153146
11862016-12-04dist_taxakml736List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
11872016-11-30pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species583f77cbd8ef3_20161130_201434
11882016-11-30pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species583d5633cee28_20161130_15925
11892016-11-29pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_94154
11902016-11-29pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93649
11912016-11-29pointswms15List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93746
11922016-11-28dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_72905
11932016-11-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_73329
11942016-11-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583c1e385d1fd_20161128_71314
11952016-11-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_71743
11962016-11-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_72307
11972016-11-27pointskml39List of datasetsList of species583b8b5ea751a_20161127_204459
11982016-11-27dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201734
11992016-11-27dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205143
12002016-11-27dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201736
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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.