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)89
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)288
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)383
All observations of species (whole_species)97
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)15
  • 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
3512020-11-23pointsshapefile211List of datasetsList of species5fbb7d9cd5fbf_20201123_041543
3522020-11-23pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5fbb818f5d693_20201123_043226
3532020-11-23pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5fbb70df4f10e_20201123_033643
3542020-11-23pointsshapefile211List of datasetsList of species5fbb83970e86f_20201123_044114
3552020-11-23pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species5fbb84b1eb883_20201123_044554
3562020-11-23pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species5fbb84b1eb883_20201123_044800
3572020-11-23pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fbb8c0d23bf5_20201123_051838
3582020-11-23pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5fbb863ccc550_20201123_045229
3592020-11-23pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5fbb858e8113d_20201123_044942
3602020-11-22pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5fbb2c9814729_20201122_223952
3612020-11-22pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fbb2c9814729_20201122_223819
3622020-11-21pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5fb985adb9024_20201121_163222
3632020-11-18pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5fb5e0015c64c_20201118_220624
3642020-11-17pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fb3e222eeb93_20201117_095259
3652020-11-15pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5fb15580dfdb4_20201115_112222
3662020-11-09pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fa9b1088c28b_20201109_161858
3672020-11-03pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5fa0cacd46927_20201102_221516
3682020-11-03pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5fa0cacd46927_20201102_221520
3692020-11-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5fa0cd06ebc54_20201103_133528
3702020-11-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9fa4a6c8671_20201102_012007
3712020-11-02pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9fa4a6c8671_20201102_012321
3722020-11-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9fa64b3b941_20201102_012723
3732020-11-01pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9f3a3442977_20201101_174534
3742020-11-01pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9f3765abd90_20201101_173908
3752020-10-27pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f98500a10ea1_20201027_125859
3762020-10-26dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f962c248fb5a_20201025_215428
3772020-10-26dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9657e3ae928_20201026_023507
3782020-10-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f96b3546ba69_20201026_073838
3792020-10-26pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f96b3546ba69_20201026_073824
3802020-10-26pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f964b507c2a0_20201026_001107
3812020-10-26pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f97172e395ba_20201026_143810
3822020-10-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f97172e395ba_20201026_143702
3832020-10-26pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species_20201026_042906
3842020-10-26dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f964a70df0b3_20201026_001253
3852020-10-25dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9604957fe9d_20201025_191027
3862020-10-25pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f94c361dea2e_20201024_202139
3872020-10-25pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9607bccee0f_20201025_192203
3882020-10-25pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9607bccee0f_20201025_192017
3892020-10-25pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f94cbedcafa4_20201024_211015
3902020-10-24dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f93c4df82c44_20201024_021559
3912020-10-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f93c4df82c44_20201024_020951
3922020-10-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f93bfeb42f23_20201024_015346
3932020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f947fa46e264_20201024_155029
3942020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f947fa46e264_20201024_154015
3952020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f9410144787c_20201024_074229
3962020-10-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f9429ed16b06_20201024_095500
3972020-10-23pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f92366c6e264_20201022_215213
3982020-10-21dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8fb99711796_20201021_003426
3992020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9075413f32b_20201021_135928
4002020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9075413f32b_20201021_135941
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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 Goolge 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.