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
14012016-04-04whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species5702986f66ce1_20160404_123820
14022016-04-04whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species5702989e22b5f_20160404_123906
14032016-03-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species56f6b048e2754_20160326_121733
14042016-03-20dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species56ee33ecdebc6_20160320_15821
14052016-03-17dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
14062016-02-16whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species56c32e4703df1_20160216_91616
14072016-02-16whole_specieskml14List of datasetsList of species56c32e4703df1_20160216_91727
14082016-02-09whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species56ba3c65278c7_20160209_143638
14092016-02-09whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species56ba3c65278c7_20160209_143805
14102016-01-20whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species569f90c9dfd1f_20160120_85132
14112016-01-20whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species569f940a94909_20160120_90618
14122016-01-20whole_specieskml12List of datasetsList of species569f9090a59de_20160120_85056
14132016-01-20whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species569f9a2fa7353_20160120_93123
14142016-01-20whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species569f98d9cf334_20160120_92541
14152016-01-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species569f992892be0_20160120_92658
14162016-01-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species569f99c94c4bd_20160120_92941
14172016-01-20whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species569f985d0e748_20160120_92340
14182016-01-07pointscsv785List of datasetsList of species568e787b9c2e1_20160107_95912
14192015-12-13dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species566dbe3904bd7_20151213_135406
14202015-12-10dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
14212015-12-09pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species56683c4238ca9_20151209_101647
14222015-12-09dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species56683c4238ca9_20151209_94432
14232015-12-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_193546
14242015-12-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_200134
14252015-12-05pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5663aba1a50f0_20151205_223055
14262015-12-05pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species56637fa975bc3_20151205_192251
14272015-12-04dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5661c979ba2c8_20151204_122104
14282015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661f5afac526_20151204_152158
14292015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_123544
14302015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d392878a6_20151204_125759
14312015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d206e97b6_20151204_125429
14322015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130012
14332015-12-04dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130019
14342015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130040
14352015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191905
14362015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191735
14372015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d494689f8_20151204_130432
14382015-12-04whole_specieswms12List of datasetsList of species5661db253b2c0_20151204_132855
14392015-12-04dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191623
14402015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191505
14412015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species56622743988a6_20151204_191040
14422015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d392878a6_20151204_125835
14432015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d206e97b6_20151204_125052
14442015-12-04dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d206e97b6_20151204_125004
14452015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_124413
14462015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_124222
14472015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661d392878a6_20151204_125625
14482015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_123851
14492015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_123658
14502015-12-04whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5661cc5935a1e_20151204_122929
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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.