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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)3
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)58
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)13
All observations of species (whole_species)64
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)6
  • 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
1012023-04-11dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
1022023-04-11dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
1032023-04-11dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
1042023-04-11dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
1052023-04-11pointskml9List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
1062023-04-02dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
1072023-04-02pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species64299f3453b07_20230402_114200
1082023-03-29dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
1092023-03-29dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
1102023-03-29dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193005
1112023-03-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_192541
1122023-03-29dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193340
1132023-03-29dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193104
1142023-03-29dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193049
1152023-03-27pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6421e61734cfd_20230327_153717
1162023-03-23dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species641cbe5e7d9df_20230323_170959
1172023-03-23dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species641cbe5e7d9df_20230323_170822
1182023-03-21dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6419b0c3a0bbe_20230321_093424
1192023-03-20dist_spcsv105List of datasetsList of species64184cf34a1e2_20230320_081054
1202023-03-17dist_spshapefile83List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094803
1212023-03-17whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112044
1222023-03-17whole_speciesgdb121List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_113437
1232023-03-06dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6405ee8c75e0c_20230306_084703
1242023-03-02dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
1252023-03-02dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
1262023-02-20dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
1272023-02-18whole_datasetcsv889List of datasetsList of species63f0c58a0075a_20230218_074052
1282023-02-18dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species63f158cd2dbb3_20230218_181050
1292023-02-16dist_spkml872List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
1302023-02-16dist_spkml872List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
1312023-02-15pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
1322023-02-15dist_spcsv80List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
1332023-02-09dist_sp_h3csv9List of datasetsList of species63e53911bbf0f_20230209_135036
1342023-02-03dist_spshapefile872List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
1352023-02-02whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species63dc554d96d63_20230202_192929
1362023-01-28dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234238
1372023-01-28dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234404
1382023-01-24whole_speciesgdb32List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060732
1392023-01-24whole_speciesgdb121List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060749
1402023-01-24whole_speciesgdb7List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055146
1412023-01-24whole_speciesgdb156List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060824
1422023-01-24whole_speciesgdb84List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060900
1432023-01-24whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060811
1442023-01-24whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055323
1452023-01-24whole_speciesgdb109List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055452
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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.