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
5012020-06-02dist_spkml205List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
5022020-05-28pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5ed04a2174b0d_20200528_195330
5032020-05-28pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ecf94bad8e36_20200528_063926
5042020-05-26dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
5052020-05-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ecd60304e543_20200526_143149
5062020-05-26pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ecd08b40008b_20200526_082122
5072020-05-23dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ec947fbc90dd_20200523_123038
5082020-05-23dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5ec947fbc90dd_20200523_125432
5092020-05-23pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ec97d875530d_20200523_154651
5102020-05-15pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ebf106a3e548_20200515_180512
5112020-05-12pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ebaf8799bb61_20200512_153656
5122020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
5132020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
5142020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
5152020-05-05dist_spkml641List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
5162020-05-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5eb11e7b050ba_20200505_041743
5172020-05-04pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5eb06368bb127_20200504_144955
5182020-05-01pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5eac41be1f18c_20200501_114421
5192020-04-20dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5e9d61d9c6c33_20200420_045116
5202020-04-07dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species5e8c7b7b7d566_20200407_091445
5212020-04-06pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species5e8a9dec3204a_20200405_231545
5222020-04-02dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e85603ad4e39_20200401_234749
5232020-03-30pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5e8276b37a5fc_20200330_185145
5242020-03-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e661c75d94c4_20200309_064130
5252020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045836
5262020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045829
5272020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045835
5282020-03-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e5db500e1718_20200302_205409
5292020-02-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e59266b15962_20200228_094728
5302020-02-16pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234458
5312020-02-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234523
5322020-02-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e3b405552108_20200206_163952
5332020-02-01pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_071349
5342020-02-01pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_064945
5352020-01-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e32c198bb5f6_20200130_064811
5362020-01-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
5372020-01-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
5382020-01-13pointskml889List of datasetsList of species5e1c03dda07df_20200113_004928
5392020-01-13dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5e1c03dda07df_20200113_005038
5402020-01-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e0f8229cf447_20200103_130919
5412019-12-27pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e0629a6c55db_20191227_110029
5422019-12-20dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5dfcbd82da2f8_20191220_073153
5432019-12-04pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5de789fa7d660_20191204_053612
5442019-12-01pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5de40539677ee_20191201_134033
5452019-12-01pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5de40469c5240_20191201_132203
5462019-12-01pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5de404d89c796_20191201_132329
5472019-11-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005017
5482019-11-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003749
5492019-11-26pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003917
5502019-11-26pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb0c1991f_20191126_004248
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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.