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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)106
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)6
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)28
All observations of species (whole_species)131
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)3
  • 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
512024-04-03dist_spshapefile469List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
522024-04-03dist_spwms469List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
532024-04-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species660af4717fafe_20240401_135601
542024-04-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species660afc3b67e49_20240401_142634
552024-03-25dist_spcsv334List of datasetsList of species6600be442c499_20240324_200906
562024-03-13whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132716
572024-03-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132307
582024-03-13whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132825
592024-03-13whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132740
602024-03-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
612024-03-08whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_111545
622024-03-08dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
632024-03-05dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species65e75a6948931_20240305_124655
642024-03-04whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65e58652f06a2_20240304_033102
652024-02-29whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143257
662024-02-29whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143149
672024-02-27whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65de220ba59fc_20240227_131255
682024-02-27whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species_20240227_022749
692024-02-22pointsshapefile33List of datasetsList of species65d7417a0c6ad_20240222_074751
702024-02-17dist_sp_h3shapefile5List of datasetsList of species65d042de9fdc6_20240217_004346
712024-02-17whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
722024-02-15dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
732024-02-15whole_specieskml14List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
742024-02-15dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
752024-02-09dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species65c5fee0bae26_20240209_060304
762024-02-09pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
772024-02-09pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
782024-02-09dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074656
792024-02-09whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species65c6411559174_20240209_101354
802024-02-09dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
812024-02-09whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species65c6426b3748a_20240209_102007
822024-02-09dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species65c61ea83c61f_20240209_074702
832024-02-09dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65c58a38b7a90_20240208_211525
842024-02-08dist_spshapefile413List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
852024-02-03dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090707
862024-02-03dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090445
872024-02-03dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_070507
882024-02-03dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090451
892024-02-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species65bbb07f2cc11_20240201_100153
902024-02-01dist_spshapefile413List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
912024-01-29whole_speciesgdb39List of datasetsList of species65b7f6306f815_20240129_140818
922024-01-27whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species65b4c942f0c9f_20240127_075713
932024-01-25whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species65b1b9c263734_20240124_203340
942024-01-25dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species65b2370ec41f5_20240125_053102
952024-01-23whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082008
962024-01-23whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082238
972024-01-22whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species65aeef6278b20_20240122_174707
982024-01-22whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species65aeef6278b20_20240122_175648
992024-01-05pointsshapefile57List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_133454
1002024-01-05pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species65981ddbecec0_20240105_102514
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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.