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
4512020-10-14pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052905
4522020-10-14pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052902
4532020-10-14dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
4542020-10-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f874891bfe60_20201014_145638
4552020-10-12pointsshapefile126List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
4562020-10-09pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f7fbbc680234_20201008_212946
4572020-10-05dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5f7ae6586b146_20201005_052914
4582020-10-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f7b36707190d_20201005_111219
4592020-10-05pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
4602020-09-28pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5f71d2a987405_20200928_103925
4612020-09-28pointscsv55List of datasetsList of species5f71d2a987405_20200928_104252
4622020-09-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f71b38a23621_20200928_094549
4632020-09-28pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f71b38a23621_20200928_061329
4642020-09-23pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f6b0d35c0157_20200923_050422
4652020-09-22dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224917
4662020-09-22dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224913
4672020-09-21pointscsv7List of datasetsList of species5f6914389f2ab_20200921_171110
4682020-09-21pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5f6914389f2ab_20200921_171017
4692020-09-16pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5f625322c25d5_20200916_145229
4702020-09-11pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f5ba1e7ba735_20200911_122811
4712020-09-09pointsshapefile121List of datasetsList of species5f590f5473c9d_20200909_134835
4722020-09-07dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5f563a4136442_20200907_094927
4732020-09-03pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f50ffcee563e_20200903_114027
4742020-09-03dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f50ffcee563e_20200903_113855
4752020-08-16pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164426
4762020-08-16pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164240
4772020-08-16pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164330
4782020-08-16pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164412
4792020-08-16pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164437
4802020-08-07pointscsv25List of datasetsList of species5f2d160fa437d_20200807_045719
4812020-07-29dist_spkml348List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184114
4822020-07-29dist_spkml348List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184118
4832020-07-25pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f1ba15f22c11_20200724_233211
4842020-07-23dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
4852020-07-20pointswfs889List of datasetsList of species5f15c3b1e8850_20200720_122149
4862020-07-16dist_spshapefile460List of datasetsList of species5f107ef1504d8_20200716_123040
4872020-07-16pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5f109013b3c68_20200716_133747
4882020-06-29pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5efa7132310c5_20200629_190614
4892020-06-23dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
4902020-06-23dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
4912020-06-23dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
4922020-06-23dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134950
4932020-06-22pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5ef0b8fa80ca4_20200622_101007
4942020-06-22dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
4952020-06-22dist_spshapefile738List of datasetsList of species5ef079f305a19_20200622_055654
4962020-06-17pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ee9797279f2b_20200616_223738
4972020-06-17pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ee9797279f2b_20200616_222202
4982020-06-12dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
4992020-06-12dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
5002020-06-06pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5edb0e034657c_20200605_233150
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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.