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
6512020-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5ede0e986a1c1_20200608_061259
6522020-06-02dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
6532020-05-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
6542020-05-23pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5ec97d875530d_20200523_154651
6552020-05-20pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ec540b807f7e_20200520_104745
6562020-05-20pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ec540b807f7e_20200520_105134
6572020-05-18pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ec2981a51f6f_20200518_101641
6582020-05-15pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5ebf08cd63adc_20200515_175148
6592020-05-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
6602020-05-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
6612020-05-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
6622020-05-11pointscsv34List of datasetsList of species5eb991f87bf3b_20200511_135829
6632020-05-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5eb4cb158f60f_20200507_230545
6642020-05-06pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5eb2520b8b642_20200506_021124
6652020-05-05dist_spkml187List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
6662020-05-02pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5eade267035af_20200502_175857
6672020-05-02pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ead920b5bea7_20200502_131033
6682020-05-02pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ead920b5bea7_20200502_132546
6692020-04-28pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5ea8701b700a4_20200428_140606
6702020-04-28pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5ea773d734dbe_20200427_201923
6712020-04-28dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species5ea833ad20353_20200428_102503
6722020-04-26pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea4cf2e72ed6_20200425_202439
6732020-04-26pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea4cf2e72ed6_20200425_210000
6742020-04-25pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea3df081488b_20200425_030308
6752020-04-25pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5ea4a08db6be7_20200425_164324
6762020-04-25dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5ea489b1ebff1_20200425_150914
6772020-04-25pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea4c3769e322_20200425_191903
6782020-04-25pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea3891c805d8_20200424_205024
6792020-04-25pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea3891c805d8_20200424_230631
6802020-04-24pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea25e3f549c0_20200423_233521
6812020-04-24pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea242e00cc8c_20200423_222052
6822020-04-24pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea242e00cc8c_20200423_214635
6832020-04-24pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea242e00cc8c_20200423_214550
6842020-04-24pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea25dd063d43_20200423_233428
6852020-04-24pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ea243bfbfd72_20200423_214851
6862020-04-23pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea1a25a968fb_20200423_101504
6872020-04-23pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ea20c3f916f2_20200423_175038
6882020-04-20dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5e9d61d9c6c33_20200420_045116
6892020-04-06pointscsv709List of datasetsList of species5e8a9dec3204a_20200405_231545
6902020-04-05pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5e8a172b4d991_20200405_134115
6912020-04-02dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5e85603ad4e39_20200401_234749
6922020-03-30pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5e8276b37a5fc_20200330_185145
6932020-03-09dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e661c75d94c4_20200309_064130
6942020-03-05dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045835
6952020-03-05dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045829
6962020-03-05dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045836
6972020-03-03pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e5db500e1718_20200302_205409
6982020-02-28pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e59266b15962_20200228_094728
6992020-02-16pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234458
7002020-02-16pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234523
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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.