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
4012020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_132629
4022020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_132436
4032020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_133056
4042020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f90754f0fb94_20201021_135946
4052020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f90754f0fb94_20201021_140031
4062020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f90753bc13ce_20201021_135709
4072020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f90753bc13ce_20201021_135723
4082020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f90759131bdc_20201021_135931
4092020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f90759131bdc_20201021_135941
4102020-10-20pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8e55ab14574_20201019_231303
4112020-10-20pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8e552597b81_20201019_231136
4122020-10-20pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_234938
4132020-10-20pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_235043
4142020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8df35815829_20201019_170907
4152020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154317
4162020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154303
4172020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfe5323337_20201019_170021
4182020-10-19dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfee2a18a7_20201019_170457
4192020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dfeb632e6b_20201019_170213
4202020-10-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8df39bab70a_20201019_165946
4212020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145808
4222020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145702
4232020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8df33977e97_20201019_161521
4242020-10-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8cf3a1e740d_20201018_221151
4252020-10-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145437
4262020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145429
4272020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142257
4282020-10-19pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142527
4292020-10-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8cee9753aed_20201018_214129
4302020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151325
4312020-10-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151359
4322020-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8c88490442a_20201018_142514
4332020-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8c8896bf7c2_20201018_142700
4342020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f890a666a5fa_20201015_225206
4352020-10-16dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f88fd0a33a96_20201015_225000
4362020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f890afdb067b_20201015_225320
4372020-10-16dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f8921c812dfd_20201016_003022
4382020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002946
4392020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002935
4402020-10-16dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_211930
4412020-10-16dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_214402
4422020-10-16pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223731
4432020-10-16pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223945
4442020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
4452020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
4462020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
4472020-10-15dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
4482020-10-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101843
4492020-10-14pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101931
4502020-10-14dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
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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.