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)104
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)366
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)405
All observations of species (whole_species)169
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)16
  • 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
1012022-05-19dist_taxacsv749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_010132
1022022-05-19dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_013443
1032022-05-19pointsshapefile884List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_013748
1042022-05-19whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220519_123141
1052022-05-18pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
1062022-05-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151203
1072022-05-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151344
1082022-05-18whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155826
1092022-05-18whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155829
1102022-05-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151201
1112022-05-17dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species628465aaac19d_20220517_232129
1122022-05-06whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6275971a84129_20220506_195701
1132022-05-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species6275bd77c33ab_20220506_203313
1142022-05-03dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_122042
1152022-05-03dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_121915
1162022-05-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62717c648946f_20220503_154029
1172022-04-28whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species626ae865db41d_20220428_152952
1182022-04-25pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141820
1192022-04-25dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141107
1202022-04-25dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141638
1212022-04-25dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141110
1222022-04-25pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_142228
1232022-04-19whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species625e4cf973e65_20220419_015423
1242022-04-19dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
1252022-04-12pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
1262022-04-05whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species624c421ea87a4_20220405_092647
1272022-04-04dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species624b56d5d4510_20220404_171631
1282022-04-04dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species624b56d5d4510_20220404_163932
1292022-03-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6244a4ebe51f3_20220330_144752
1302022-03-28dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species624164a56d428_20220328_033429
1312022-03-27whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species623f750c135af_20220327_000837
1322022-03-18whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083424
1332022-03-18whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083508
1342022-03-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
1352022-03-08whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6227559caa455_20220308_081619
1362022-03-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070416
1372022-03-04whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070430
1382022-03-04whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070423
1392022-03-04whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070445
1402022-03-03dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species62216840bf181_20220303_201559
1412022-03-02whole_datasetgdb889List of datasetsList of species621fb91d18e25_20220302_134035
1422022-02-28whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132203
1432022-02-28whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132228
1442022-02-28whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132245
1452022-02-28dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
1462022-02-28whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species621d5c520559f_20220228_184530
1472022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015503
1482022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015459
1492022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020902
1502022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020738
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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.