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)103
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)141
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
1512021-12-28whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species61caf2a93f187_20211228_062336
1522021-12-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species61bd6de4729bc_20211218_001632
1532021-12-16whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61baba71d7ced_20211215_230703
1542021-12-16whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61baba71d7ced_20211215_232740
1552021-12-13dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species61b7210b48da3_20211213_053315
1562021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_171958
1572021-12-13whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_170822
1582021-12-13whole_speciesgdb156List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_174614
1592021-12-13whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_175006
1602021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_172122
1612021-12-13whole_speciesgdb121List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_173356
1622021-12-12whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species61b59c9051a1c_20211212_020639
1632021-12-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61b59c9051a1c_20211212_020346
1642021-12-10dist_spshapefile746List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150010
1652021-12-10dist_spcsv83List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_155226
1662021-12-10whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_152747
1672021-12-10dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145650
1682021-12-10dist_spcsv746List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145853
1692021-12-10whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_152510
1702021-12-10dist_spshapefile863List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150133
1712021-12-10dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species61b3bca58cc89_20211210_154907
1722021-12-10whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61b3b02314657_20211210_163056
1732021-12-09pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
1742021-12-09pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
1752021-12-02dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124102
1762021-12-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124424
1772021-12-02dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_122840
1782021-12-01dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species61a7d02d68686_20211201_144306
1792021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
1802021-11-30dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
1812021-11-30pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
1822021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
1832021-11-30dist_spcsv72List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
1842021-11-30whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
1852021-11-29dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
1862021-11-26pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
1872021-11-26pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_102702
1882021-11-26pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101559
1892021-11-24dist_spkml738List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
1902021-11-18dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_112630
1912021-11-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_111644
1922021-11-18whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_110816
1932021-11-18whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species61967fce47fb0_20211118_114541
1942021-11-16whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species61930167c893a_20211115_195740
1952021-11-16whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619379f98a4cd_20211116_043121
1962021-11-16whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619379f98a4cd_20211116_042952
1972021-11-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125326
1982021-11-12whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125352
1992021-11-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125317
2002021-11-10dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075247
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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.