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
4512021-02-24dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_114508
4522021-02-18whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species602ea9f739c4d_20210218_131414
4532021-02-16whole_datasetkml889List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
4542021-02-15pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species602aaf9a3d7db_20210215_123222
4552021-02-15pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070236
4562021-02-15dist_spcsv72List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070129
4572021-02-09whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6022c411a6c0a_20210209_121932
4582021-02-08whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species602161e112068_20210208_112014
4592021-02-08dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
4602021-02-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species601e20241c46a_20210205_235114
4612021-02-03pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species601a3e9aa1bcd_20210203_011514
4622021-01-31pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6016d0d55a907_20210131_105509
4632021-01-29pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species60148d7047bf6_20210129_175951
4642021-01-29dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601489dc39017_20210129_172012
4652021-01-29dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601489dc39017_20210129_172004
4662021-01-29dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601489dc39017_20210129_172005
4672021-01-23pointskml32List of datasetsList of species600be89ff1521_20210123_090733
4682021-01-23pointskml32List of datasetsList of species600be89ff1521_20210123_043603
4692021-01-22pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species600ac0c209091_20210122_071714
4702021-01-22pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species600ac0c209091_20210122_071648
4712021-01-18dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species6005a83fdaeb7_20210118_103139
4722021-01-09dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5ff9a68ab7bf1_20210109_075036
4732021-01-09dist_spcsv348List of datasetsList of species5ff9a8eba925b_20210109_080141
4742021-01-04dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
4752021-01-04dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
4762021-01-03dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5ff1eed26daca_20210103_112108
4772020-12-31dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
4782020-12-23pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5fe3fff008584_20201223_214717
4792020-12-16dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
4802020-11-28pointswms9List of datasetsList of species5fc22a4c3f486_20201128_061641
4812020-11-26pointscsv7List of datasetsList of species5fbf74bd79d13_20201126_050921
4822020-11-26pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5fbf74bd79d13_20201126_043409
4832020-11-25pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5fbee7a3ce549_20201125_182730
4842020-11-25pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fbee7a3ce549_20201125_183138
4852020-11-25pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5fbed04a7f330_20201125_170427
4862020-11-25pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5fbed8465d7f9_20201125_172050
4872020-11-25pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5fbed04a7f330_20201125_170509
4882020-11-25pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5fbed04a7f330_20201125_165750
4892020-11-23pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species5fbb84b1eb883_20201123_044800
4902020-11-23pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species5fbb84b1eb883_20201123_044554
4912020-11-23pointsshapefile211List of datasetsList of species5fbb83970e86f_20201123_044114
4922020-11-23pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fbb8c0d23bf5_20201123_051838
4932020-11-23pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5fbb863ccc550_20201123_045229
4942020-11-23pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5fbb858e8113d_20201123_044942
4952020-11-23pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fbb8a806d034_20201123_051154
4962020-11-23pointsshapefile211List of datasetsList of species5fbb7d9cd5fbf_20201123_041543
4972020-11-23pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5fbb818f5d693_20201123_043226
4982020-11-23pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5fbb70df4f10e_20201123_033643
4992020-11-22pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5fbb2c9814729_20201122_223952
5002020-11-22pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fbb2c9814729_20201122_223819
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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.