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
9012019-03-12pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5c87fcf2476c5_20190312_144348
9022019-02-19pointskml21List of datasetsList of species5c6b7a47d646a_20190218_230516
9032019-02-14pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5c652bed01983_20190214_42712
9042019-02-05pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5c59acbf07de6_20190205_103448
9052019-02-05pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5c59acbf07de6_20190205_103346
9062019-02-01dist_spkml175List of datasetsList of species5c54d26ac9190_20190201_181731
9072019-01-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
9082019-01-28pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5c4ecd5857427_20190128_45049
9092019-01-22dist_spshapefile189List of datasetsList of species5c46ed39c5dd8_20190122_51913
9102019-01-20dist_spshapefile201List of datasetsList of species5c4485d6d77c0_20190120_94322
9112019-01-20dist_spshapefile201List of datasetsList of species5c4485d6d77c0_20190120_103714
9122019-01-19pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5c4324bb7affa_20190119_83242
9132019-01-17dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
9142019-01-17pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5c4094349d3f0_20190117_94708
9152019-01-09dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c356e3b89b43_20190109_00912
9162019-01-02pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5c2cc5bfab94e_20190102_91313
9172019-01-01pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5c2baabd063ca_20190101_130327
9182018-12-21dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5c1cf2d277fee_20181221_90655
9192018-12-17dist_spcsv146List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_63624
9202018-12-17pointscsv692List of datasetsList of species5c179dac87ad9_20181217_80235
9212018-12-17pointscsv692List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
9222018-12-17pointscsv595List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_82431
9232018-12-17pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_81907
9242018-12-17pointscsv595List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83947
9252018-12-17pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83359
9262018-12-17pointscsv589List of datasetsList of species5c178e569f942_20181217_65857
9272018-12-11pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5c0ff238d8e7b_20181211_122619
9282018-11-17pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5bf0883d4b77f_20181117_163816
9292018-11-15dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5bed8f847eb26_20181115_102414
9302018-11-14pointsshapefile29List of datasetsList of species5bec77f72ffdd_20181114_150325
9312018-11-13pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5beb228d2a48b_20181113_142931
9322018-11-13pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5beb228d2a48b_20181113_142925
9332018-11-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
9342018-11-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
9352018-11-06dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
9362018-11-06dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
9372018-11-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
9382018-11-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
9392018-11-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
9402018-10-25dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
9412018-10-19dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
9422018-10-19dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
9432018-10-12dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species5bc09e6879883_20181012_91540
9442018-10-09pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5bbc70ac8f253_20181009_52858
9452018-10-02dist_spkml147List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
9462018-10-02dist_spkml147List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
9472018-09-14pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5b9a223af09b9_20180914_40158
9482018-09-05dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5b8f98920cb26_20180905_45651
9492018-09-05pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5b8f94931d2d1_20180905_43756
9502018-08-27pointscsv122List of datasetsList of species5b7f4eaa79063_20180826_202429
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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.