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)203
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
13512015-12-13dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species566dbe3904bd7_20151213_135406
13522015-12-10dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
13532015-12-09dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species56683c4238ca9_20151209_94432
13542015-12-09pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species56683c4238ca9_20151209_101647
13552015-12-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_193546
13562015-12-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_200134
13572015-12-05pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species56637fa975bc3_20151205_192251
13582015-12-05pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5663aba1a50f0_20151205_223055
13592015-12-04dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5661c979ba2c8_20151204_122104
13602015-12-04whole_specieswms12List of datasetsList of species5661db253b2c0_20151204_132855
13612015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_122929
13622015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191735
13632015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_123544
13642015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191905
13652015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130432
13662015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d392878a6_20151204_125625
13672015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130012
13682015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d206e97b6_20151204_125429
13692015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d206e97b6_20151204_125052
13702015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d392878a6_20151204_125835
13712015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d206e97b6_20151204_125004
13722015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661f5afac526_20151204_152158
13732015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191040
13742015-12-04dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191623
13752015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_124413
13762015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_124222
13772015-12-04dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130019
13782015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130040
13792015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_123851
13802015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d392878a6_20151204_125759
13812015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191505
13822015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_123658
13832015-12-04dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5661ca12388c3_20151204_122101
13842015-12-01dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
13852015-12-01dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
13862015-11-17dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
13872015-11-17dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
13882015-11-17dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
13892015-11-16whole_speciesshapefile14List of datasetsList of species564979984175a_20151116_14652
13902015-11-05dist_spshapefile741List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_55444
13912015-11-05pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_55754
13922015-11-05pointscsv741List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_60055
13932015-11-05pointscsv32List of datasetsList of species563a88bf24369_20151104_174650
13942015-11-05pointscsv115List of datasetsList of species563a88bf24369_20151104_174146
13952015-11-05pointscsv197List of datasetsList of species563b71622639d_20151105_101212
13962015-10-20pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species562603331bb31_20151020_61115
13972015-10-20pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species562603331bb31_20151020_60620
13982015-10-09dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5617d1f8483dc_20151009_105210
13992015-10-09whole_speciesshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5617d1f8483dc_20151009_104637
14002015-09-15dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55f8b784ea93e_20150915_203641
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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.