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
3512021-06-02dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species60b7af6e75d7c_20210602_122108
3522021-06-02dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species60b822a440fc2_20210602_203227
3532021-05-25whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
3542021-05-25whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
3552021-05-25whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
3562021-05-25dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122526
3572021-05-25dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122943
3582021-05-24whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species60abc470747f3_20210524_112439
3592021-05-20whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
3602021-05-20whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species60a65f7b432c1_20210520_091905
3612021-05-20whole_specieswms1List of datasetsList of species60a65f7b432c1_20210520_091712
3622021-05-20pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species60a65f7b432c1_20210520_103007
3632021-05-20whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species60a65f7b432c1_20210520_091641
3642021-05-19dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species60a5450ccec3b_20210519_130643
3652021-05-17dist_spcsv25List of datasetsList of species60a278f974e15_20210517_101215
3662021-05-17dist_taxashapefile80List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_040718
3672021-05-17dist_taxashapefile64List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_035006
3682021-05-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
3692021-05-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
3702021-05-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
3712021-05-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
3722021-05-07pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species609516aee5f30_20210507_063942
3732021-05-03dist_spshapefile127List of datasetsList of species608c0c2457cfd_20210503_032106
3742021-05-02pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062909
3752021-05-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species608edef665e95_20210502_132340
3762021-05-02dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species608edef665e95_20210502_133727
3772021-05-01dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species608da126a298b_20210501_144727
3782021-05-01dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_170452
3792021-04-30dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species608c657da2b55_20210430_162247
3802021-04-30dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species608c0c2457cfd_20210430_100203
3812021-04-26dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
3822021-04-26dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
3832021-04-21whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species607ff77931346_20210421_060348
3842021-04-21whole_specieskml39List of datasetsList of species607ff77931346_20210421_061747
3852021-04-21whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
3862021-04-21whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
3872021-04-21whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
3882021-04-20dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
3892021-04-19dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
3902021-04-19dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
3912021-04-19dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_043116
3922021-04-19dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_044542
3932021-04-19pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102643
3942021-04-19pointskml14List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102633
3952021-04-19pointswms14List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102537
3962021-04-13whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
3972021-04-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
3982021-04-12dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
3992021-04-10whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species607197d59bcf3_20210410_082641
4002021-04-09dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
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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.