Red Sea Cetacean Review - Sightings
Tethys Research Institute

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 202220212020201920182017
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)89
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)288
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)383
All observations of species (whole_species)97
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)15
  • 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
1012021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
1022021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
1032021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
1042021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
1052021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
1062021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
1072021-10-12pointskml889List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
1082021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
1092021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
1102021-10-12dist_spkml821List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
1112021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
1122021-10-12pointskml870List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
1132021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
1142021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
1152021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
1162021-10-12dist_spkml853List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
1172021-10-11dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species6164ad522131e_20211011_173232
1182021-10-10whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181446
1192021-10-10whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181444
1202021-10-06pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species615e2b112da5b_20211006_191432
1212021-10-04dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species615b8d035502c_20211004_192504
1222021-10-04whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_103824
1232021-10-01dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
1242021-09-30dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species615665ecd5bb2_20210930_214759
1252021-09-30dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species615664ca6c6db_20210930_214743
1262021-09-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6155dd752a21b_20210930_121008
1272021-09-30whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species615665896140f_20210930_215845
1282021-09-30whole_specieswms9List of datasetsList of species615629c39a98f_20210930_172204
1292021-09-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species615366fdc2a82_20210928_150904
1302021-09-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_122410
1312021-09-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_120023
1322021-09-24dist_spwfs9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154544
1332021-09-24whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154336
1342021-09-24dist_spwms9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154538
1352021-09-24dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154558
1362021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154601
1372021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e291a8bb35_20210924_154840
1382021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_155003
1392021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160113
1402021-09-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species614e2bdca9796_20210924_160241
1412021-09-22dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species614b6ee348c4d_20210922_142711
1422021-09-22dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species614b860c04ba1_20210922_154803
1432021-09-14whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6140f8ef17eea_20210914_154207
1442021-09-13whole_specieskml17List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_153427
1452021-09-13whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_131457
1462021-09-13whole_specieskml20List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_151701
1472021-09-13whole_specieskml84List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_161338
1482021-09-13whole_specieskml107List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_160650
1492021-09-13whole_specieskml107List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_160314
1502021-09-10whole_specieskml109List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_144426
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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 Goolge 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.