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
3512021-08-24dist_spkml234List of datasetsList of species6124f336c148a_20210824_092727
3522021-08-23dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species6123cb0c0da92_20210823_122404
3532021-08-13whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species61172900aec42_20210813_222840
3542021-08-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
3552021-08-11pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species6113ef9565ab7_20210811_121149
3562021-08-05dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species610bb21f20874_20210805_055031
3572021-08-04dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species610b5b6ace13b_20210804_233439
3582021-07-21dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
3592021-07-19dist_spwfs72List of datasetsList of species60f53c842877e_20210719_045621
3602021-07-19dist_spshapefile72List of datasetsList of species60f53c842877e_20210719_045604
3612021-07-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species60f5ab98bedbb_20210719_124629
3622021-07-17dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
3632021-07-16dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60f18792787dd_20210716_092516
3642021-07-16dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60f1859d58921_20210716_091634
3652021-07-12dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60ec54be5c491_20210712_105007
3662021-07-12dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60ec54be5c491_20210712_104800
3672021-07-12dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60ec54be5c491_20210712_105256
3682021-07-08pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species60e77e865fd81_20210708_184938
3692021-07-08dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species60e77e865fd81_20210708_205405
3702021-06-29pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species60dbbbb565f33_20210629_211408
3712021-06-25dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species60d669eb4aff1_20210625_194720
3722021-06-25dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species60d669eb4aff1_20210625_194727
3732021-06-17dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
3742021-06-17dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
3752021-06-16whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
3762021-06-13whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
3772021-06-06whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
3782021-06-06whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
3792021-06-05whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
3802021-06-02dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species60b7af6e75d7c_20210602_122108
3812021-06-02dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species60b822a440fc2_20210602_203227
3822021-05-25whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
3832021-05-25whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
3842021-05-25whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
3852021-05-25dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122943
3862021-05-25dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species60ad2383a772c_20210525_122526
3872021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123448
3882021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_122116
3892021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_121548
3902021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132522
3912021-05-24dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132447
3922021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_132122
3932021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131637
3942021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131336
3952021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130427
3962021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130100
3972021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123220
3982021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml9List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123622
3992021-05-20whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
4002021-05-20pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species60a65f7b432c1_20210520_103007
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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.