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
5012020-11-21pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5fb985adb9024_20201121_163222
5022020-11-18pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5fb5e0015c64c_20201118_220624
5032020-11-17pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fb3e222eeb93_20201117_095259
5042020-11-15pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5fb15580dfdb4_20201115_112222
5052020-11-09pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5fa9b1088c28b_20201109_161858
5062020-11-03pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5fa0cacd46927_20201102_221520
5072020-11-03pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5fa0cacd46927_20201102_221516
5082020-11-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5fa0cd06ebc54_20201103_133528
5092020-11-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9fa64b3b941_20201102_012723
5102020-11-02pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9fa4a6c8671_20201102_012321
5112020-11-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9fa4a6c8671_20201102_012007
5122020-11-01pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9f3a3442977_20201101_174534
5132020-11-01pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9f3765abd90_20201101_173908
5142020-10-27pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f98500a10ea1_20201027_125859
5152020-10-26dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f962c248fb5a_20201025_215428
5162020-10-26dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9657e3ae928_20201026_023507
5172020-10-26pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f96b3546ba69_20201026_073824
5182020-10-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f96b3546ba69_20201026_073838
5192020-10-26pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f964b507c2a0_20201026_001107
5202020-10-26pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f97172e395ba_20201026_143810
5212020-10-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f97172e395ba_20201026_143702
5222020-10-26pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species_20201026_042906
5232020-10-26dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f964a70df0b3_20201026_001253
5242020-10-25dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9604957fe9d_20201025_191027
5252020-10-25pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5f94c361dea2e_20201024_202139
5262020-10-25pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9607bccee0f_20201025_192203
5272020-10-25pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9607bccee0f_20201025_192017
5282020-10-25pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f94cbedcafa4_20201024_211015
5292020-10-24dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5f93c4df82c44_20201024_021559
5302020-10-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f93bfeb42f23_20201024_015346
5312020-10-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f93c4df82c44_20201024_020951
5322020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f9410144787c_20201024_074229
5332020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f947fa46e264_20201024_155029
5342020-10-24pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f947fa46e264_20201024_154015
5352020-10-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5f9429ed16b06_20201024_095500
5362020-10-23pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f92366c6e264_20201022_215213
5372020-10-21dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5f8fb99711796_20201021_003426
5382020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f9075413f32b_20201021_135928
5392020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f9075413f32b_20201021_135941
5402020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_133056
5412020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_132629
5422020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f906ea097cc1_20201021_132436
5432020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f90754f0fb94_20201021_140031
5442020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f90754f0fb94_20201021_135946
5452020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f90753bc13ce_20201021_135723
5462020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f90753bc13ce_20201021_135709
5472020-10-21pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f90759131bdc_20201021_135931
5482020-10-21pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f90759131bdc_20201021_135941
5492020-10-20pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5f8e55ab14574_20201019_231303
5502020-10-20pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5f8e552597b81_20201019_231136
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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.