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)100
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)354
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)400
All observations of species (whole_species)138
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
1012022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015503
1022022-02-25diversitykml542List of datasetsList of species6219ac29c8680_20220225_233845
1032022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015508
1042022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015507
1052022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015752
1062022-02-24whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6216602f63658_20220224_102631
1072022-02-24dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species6217b3c6a6088_20220224_114045
1082022-02-24dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_120219
1092022-02-24dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_120155
1102022-02-24dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_115252
1112022-02-24dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_115239
1122022-02-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62164fe2597ee_20220223_102709
1132022-02-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62164fe2597ee_20220223_102656
1142022-02-22whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species62153a01f2b81_20220222_145751
1152022-02-22whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species62153a01f2b81_20220222_145358
1162022-02-17dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193232
1172022-02-17dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193236
1182022-02-10dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220210_133217
1192022-02-08whole_speciescsv107List of datasetsList of species6202c7d843a61_20220208_145355
1202022-02-08whole_speciescsv107List of datasetsList of species6202c7d843a61_20220208_145352
1212022-02-08dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220208_150507
1222022-02-08dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220208_150222
1232022-02-04dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61fd60c64401e_20220204_122550
1242022-02-04dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61fd621147430_20220204_122850
1252022-02-02dist_spcsv738List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161846
1262022-02-02dist_spshapefile738List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161827
1272022-02-02pointsshapefile327List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175754
1282022-02-02pointscsv327List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175138
1292022-01-31pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61f7343f2fb40_20220130_200250
1302022-01-31pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species61f7343f2fb40_20220130_200259
1312022-01-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61f5872e1410c_20220129_132935
1322022-01-28dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61f3f668d1d5b_20220128_090022
1332022-01-28dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61f3f2f862e11_20220128_085059
1342022-01-25pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species61effb1bb280c_20220125_083422
1352022-01-24whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species61ee7bddbd75d_20220124_052154
1362022-01-22whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61ec5498c6000_20220122_153746
1372022-01-22whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61ec71f4822e4_20220122_161054
1382022-01-21dist_spwms3List of datasetsList of species61ea48a34d99e_20220121_004952
1392022-01-21dist_spwfs3List of datasetsList of species61ea48a34d99e_20220121_004723
1402022-01-05pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
1412021-12-31whole_speciescsv107List of datasetsList of species61ce46cbdfb13_20211230_190225
1422021-12-30dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092007
1432021-12-30dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092004
1442021-12-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61cc7f523cac8_20211229_105332
1452021-12-28whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species61caf2a93f187_20211228_062336
1462021-12-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species61bd6de4729bc_20211218_001632
1472021-12-16whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61baba71d7ced_20211215_230703
1482021-12-16whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61baba71d7ced_20211215_232740
1492021-12-13dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species61b7210b48da3_20211213_053315
1502021-12-13whole_speciesgdb121List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_173356
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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.