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)260
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
4512021-04-30dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species608c0c2457cfd_20210430_100203
4522021-04-26dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
4532021-04-26dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
4542021-04-21whole_specieskml39List of datasetsList of species607ff77931346_20210421_061747
4552021-04-21whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species607ff77931346_20210421_060348
4562021-04-21whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
4572021-04-21whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
4582021-04-21whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
4592021-04-20dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
4602021-04-19dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
4612021-04-19dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
4622021-04-19dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_044542
4632021-04-19dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_043116
4642021-04-19pointskml14List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102633
4652021-04-19pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102643
4662021-04-19pointswms14List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102537
4672021-04-13whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
4682021-04-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
4692021-04-12dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
4702021-04-10whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species607197d59bcf3_20210410_082641
4712021-04-09dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
4722021-04-08whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
4732021-04-08whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
4742021-04-08whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
4752021-04-08whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
4762021-04-06whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
4772021-04-06whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
4782021-04-05whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species606b188fe0d8f_20210405_100329
4792021-04-05whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species606b188fe0d8f_20210405_100634
4802021-03-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
4812021-03-28dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species60600571c4f57_20210328_003956
4822021-03-27whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605f21dc2cd3f_20210327_081708
4832021-03-27dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species605f2062525a0_20210327_081011
4842021-03-27whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605f21dc2cd3f_20210327_082159
4852021-03-27whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605f21dc2cd3f_20210327_081551
4862021-03-27whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605f21dc2cd3f_20210327_081814
4872021-03-26whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
4882021-03-25dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
4892021-03-24dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
4902021-03-24whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605ae92f7cbd6_20210324_032505
4912021-03-24whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605ae92f7cbd6_20210324_034613
4922021-03-24whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605ae92f7cbd6_20210324_032908
4932021-03-23whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species605a1ffd4eac9_20210323_131503
4942021-03-23whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605a45dc6ac87_20210323_155045
4952021-03-23whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605a45dc6ac87_20210323_155408
4962021-03-23whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species605a45dc6ac87_20210323_155751
4972021-03-23whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species605a45dc6ac87_20210323_155407
4982021-03-20whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
4992021-03-20whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
5002021-03-20whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
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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.