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
5512020-08-16pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164240
5522020-08-16pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164330
5532020-08-16pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164437
5542020-08-07pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f2d160fa437d_20200807_045719
5552020-08-05dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f2a0b5f4e70c_20200804_213322
5562020-07-29dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184118
5572020-07-29dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184114
5582020-07-28dist_taxashapefile38List of datasetsList of species5f1fe728adceb_20200728_070531
5592020-07-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f1c5b2f82c7d_20200725_123044
5602020-07-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f1c5b2f82c7d_20200725_123025
5612020-07-23dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
5622020-07-20pointswfs676List of datasetsList of species5f15c3b1e8850_20200720_122149
5632020-07-16dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f108947701df_20200716_130848
5642020-07-16pointsshapefile676List of datasetsList of species5f109013b3c68_20200716_133747
5652020-07-16dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f107c6b7ab0d_20200716_121950
5662020-07-16pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5f108b685926f_20200716_131722
5672020-07-16dist_spshapefile158List of datasetsList of species5f107ef1504d8_20200716_123040
5682020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
5692020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134950
5702020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
5712020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
5722020-06-22pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5ef0b8fa80ca4_20200622_101007
5732020-06-22dist_spshapefile178List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
5742020-06-22pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064343
5752020-06-22dist_spshapefile163List of datasetsList of species5ef079f305a19_20200622_055654
5762020-06-17pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_235329
5772020-06-16pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_200327
5782020-06-12dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
5792020-06-12dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
5802020-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5ede0e986a1c1_20200608_061259
5812020-06-02dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
5822020-05-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
5832020-05-23pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5ec97d875530d_20200523_154651
5842020-05-20pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ec540b807f7e_20200520_104745
5852020-05-20pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ec540b807f7e_20200520_105134
5862020-05-18pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ec2981a51f6f_20200518_101641
5872020-05-15pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5ebf08cd63adc_20200515_175148
5882020-05-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
5892020-05-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
5902020-05-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
5912020-05-11pointscsv34List of datasetsList of species5eb991f87bf3b_20200511_135829
5922020-05-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5eb4cb158f60f_20200507_230545
5932020-05-06pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5eb2520b8b642_20200506_021124
5942020-05-05dist_spkml187List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
5952020-05-02pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5eade267035af_20200502_175857
5962020-05-02pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ead920b5bea7_20200502_131033
5972020-05-02pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ead920b5bea7_20200502_132546
5982020-04-28pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5ea773d734dbe_20200427_201923
5992020-04-28pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5ea8701b700a4_20200428_140606
6002020-04-28dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species5ea833ad20353_20200428_102503
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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.