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
5012021-03-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_122730
5022021-03-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_123243
5032021-03-15dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species605028c85888b_20210315_234604
5042021-03-15dist_spshapefile178List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
5052021-03-15dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
5062021-03-13pointscsv676List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
5072021-03-09dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species6047b6291ca20_20210309_212742
5082021-03-09whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6047831fed0b4_20210309_091909
5092021-03-08whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
5102021-03-08whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
5112021-03-03dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60405d029b2c8_20210303_231036
5122021-03-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species603e94f41cf0f_20210302_144811
5132021-03-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species603cf20d6cf0f_20210301_085520
5142021-02-28dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species603b92def0096_20210228_085740
5152021-02-28dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species603b92def0096_20210228_080431
5162021-02-28whole_specieskml838List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
5172021-02-26whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
5182021-02-25whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
5192021-02-25whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
5202021-02-19whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species603006f66529a_20210219_135044
5212021-02-19dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species603006f66529a_20210219_135110
5222021-02-18whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species602ea9f739c4d_20210218_131414
5232021-02-16whole_datasetkml838List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
5242021-02-15pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070236
5252021-02-15dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070129
5262021-02-15pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species602aaf9a3d7db_20210215_123222
5272021-02-12dist_taxashapefile54List of datasetsList of species60264db87863d_20210212_051130
5282021-02-09dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species6022af6e2b942_20210209_105503
5292021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c411a6c0a_20210209_121932
5302021-02-09whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species6022bdae44d56_20210209_115445
5312021-02-08whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species602161e112068_20210208_112014
5322021-02-08dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
5332021-02-05dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species601e20241c46a_20210205_235114
5342021-01-31pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6016d0d55a907_20210131_105509
5352021-01-18dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species6005a83fdaeb7_20210118_103139
5362021-01-09dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species5ff9a8eba925b_20210109_080141
5372021-01-09dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5ff9a68ab7bf1_20210109_075036
5382021-01-07pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5ff7600aa197d_20210107_145644
5392021-01-04dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
5402021-01-04dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
5412021-01-03dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5ff1eed26daca_20210103_112108
5422020-12-31dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
5432020-12-30dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species5fec82c25ee43_20201230_084013
5442020-12-30dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species5fec82c25ee43_20201230_084017
5452020-12-22pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5fe204dd4f2f8_20201222_094205
5462020-12-22pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5fe204dd4f2f8_20201222_095555
5472020-12-21dist_taxacsv265List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030008
5482020-12-21dist_taxashapefile265List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030318
5492020-12-16dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
5502020-12-16pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5fda63716c83e_20201216_155337
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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.