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
2012021-12-13dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species61b7210b48da3_20211213_053315
2022021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_172122
2032021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_171958
2042021-12-13whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_170822
2052021-12-13whole_speciesgdb121List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_173356
2062021-12-13whole_speciesgdb156List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_174614
2072021-12-13whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_175006
2082021-12-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61b59c9051a1c_20211212_020346
2092021-12-12whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species61b59c9051a1c_20211212_020639
2102021-12-10dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145650
2112021-12-10dist_spcsv746List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145853
2122021-12-10dist_spshapefile863List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150133
2132021-12-10dist_spshapefile746List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150010
2142021-12-10whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_152510
2152021-12-10whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_152747
2162021-12-10dist_spcsv83List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_155226
2172021-12-10dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species61b3bca58cc89_20211210_154907
2182021-12-10whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61b3b02314657_20211210_163056
2192021-12-09pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
2202021-12-09pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
2212021-12-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124424
2222021-12-02dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124102
2232021-12-02dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_122840
2242021-12-01dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species61a7d02d68686_20211201_144306
2252021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
2262021-11-30dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
2272021-11-30pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
2282021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
2292021-11-30dist_spcsv72List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
2302021-11-30whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
2312021-11-29dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
2322021-11-26pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
2332021-11-26pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_102702
2342021-11-26pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101559
2352021-11-24dist_spkml738List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
2362021-11-18dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_112630
2372021-11-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_111644
2382021-11-18whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_110816
2392021-11-18whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species61967fce47fb0_20211118_114541
2402021-11-16whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species61930167c893a_20211115_195740
2412021-11-16whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619379f98a4cd_20211116_043121
2422021-11-16whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619379f98a4cd_20211116_042952
2432021-11-12whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125352
2442021-11-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125326
2452021-11-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125317
2462021-11-10dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075920
2472021-11-10dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_075247
2482021-11-10dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_090343
2492021-11-10diversityshapefile1List of datasetsList of species618bbfefcc9a0_20211110_091027
2502021-11-09whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
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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.