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
512022-07-02dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62c061404eb22_20220702_114859
522022-07-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62bf9c878baee_20220701_212221
532022-07-01dist_spwms12List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121747
542022-07-01dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62bf3142aec2b_20220701_140459
552022-07-01dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121609
562022-07-01whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121442
572022-07-01dist_spwms12List of datasetsList of species62bf1bbf426e8_20220701_121739
582022-06-29dist_spcsv118List of datasetsList of species62bcc049cedff_20220629_171347
592022-06-29whole_specieskml575List of datasetsList of species62bcc049cedff_20220629_171330
602022-06-23whole_datasetgdb838List of datasetsList of species62b4376cdaa90_20220623_060839
612022-06-23whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species62b4376cdaa90_20220623_060844
622022-06-22dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
632022-06-22whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224504
642022-06-22whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224304
652022-06-22whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224140
662022-06-22whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_223813
672022-06-21dist_taxashapefile146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
682022-06-21dist_taxashapefile146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
692022-06-21dist_taxacsv146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
702022-06-21dist_taxashapefile146List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
712022-06-21whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_095120
722022-06-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62acc53d58ffd_20220617_142215
732022-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species62a08c2325365_20220608_074928
742022-06-08pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species62a0997f3e2c2_20220608_084446
752022-06-08pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species62a09a67e4b5b_20220608_084814
762022-06-08pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species62a096c472d2d_20220608_083323
772022-06-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species62a092561d5e0_20220608_081454
782022-06-08pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species62a093fd9e652_20220608_082133
792022-06-08whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species62a091b8dfdd3_20220608_081628
802022-06-07dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203045
812022-06-07dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203050
822022-05-31whole_specieskml14List of datasetsList of species6295dd18de53b_20220531_052952
832022-05-28dist_spwfs32List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053256
842022-05-28dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053247
852022-05-27dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6290fe0154b02_20220527_133550
862022-05-24whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113632
872022-05-24whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species628cfcce9a992_20220524_114557
882022-05-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_111544
892022-05-24pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_111132
902022-05-24pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_110820
912022-05-23whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_192041
922022-05-23dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_191539
932022-05-19dist_spkml49List of datasetsList of species628653a9ae443_20220519_102735
942022-05-19dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
952022-05-18pointscsv741List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
962022-05-17dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species628465aaac19d_20220517_232129
972022-05-06whole_speciesgdb39List of datasetsList of species627513b1f36ff_20220506_083050
982022-05-03dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_122042
992022-05-03whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species62717c648946f_20220503_152931
1002022-05-03whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species62717c648946f_20220503_150444
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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.