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
3512021-05-20whole_specieswms2List of datasetsList of species60a65f7b432c1_20210520_091712
3522021-05-19dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species60a5450ccec3b_20210519_130643
3532021-05-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
3542021-05-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
3552021-05-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
3562021-05-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
3572021-05-07pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species609516aee5f30_20210507_063942
3582021-05-03dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species608c0c2457cfd_20210503_032106
3592021-05-02whole_speciescsv20List of datasetsList of species608ee08db3cd7_20210502_135847
3602021-05-02whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species608ee08db3cd7_20210502_140256
3612021-05-02pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062909
3622021-05-02dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species608eddc787aa1_20210502_131554
3632021-05-02whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062618
3642021-05-02dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species608edef665e95_20210502_133727
3652021-05-02dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species608edef665e95_20210502_132340
3662021-05-01dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species608da126a298b_20210501_144727
3672021-05-01dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species608d929e5036d_20210501_135343
3682021-05-01whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_173545
3692021-05-01whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_183551
3702021-05-01dist_spshapefile348List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_170452
3712021-05-01whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_184059
3722021-04-29whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species608b37e3c9f47_20210429_185224
3732021-04-26dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
3742021-04-26dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
3752021-04-23dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species60835c7da8c37_20210423_195145
3762021-04-21whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
3772021-04-21whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
3782021-04-21whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
3792021-04-21whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105957
3802021-04-21whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species60803878d488b_20210421_103956
3812021-04-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species6080396aa7259_20210421_104352
3822021-04-21whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105831
3832021-04-21whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species60803cb0ea21a_20210421_105718
3842021-04-21whole_speciesshapefile9List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_110950
3852021-04-20dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
3862021-04-19dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
3872021-04-19dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
3882021-04-19dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_044542
3892021-04-19dist_spcsv72List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_043116
3902021-04-19pointskml84List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102633
3912021-04-19pointswms84List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102537
3922021-04-19pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102643
3932021-04-15whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_034141
3942021-04-15whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_035448
3952021-04-15whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_020113
3962021-04-14whole_datasetcsv889List of datasetsList of species607688d9c41b5_20210414_021919
3972021-04-13whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
3982021-04-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
3992021-04-09dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
4002021-04-08whole_specieskml889List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
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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.