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)103
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)141
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
512022-05-19dist_taxacsv749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012940
522022-05-19dist_taxashapefile749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012546
532022-05-19dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
542022-05-19dist_taxashapefile749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_010126
552022-05-19dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_013443
562022-05-19dist_taxacsv749List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_010132
572022-05-19dist_taxa_h3shapefile773List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_011330
582022-05-19whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220519_123141
592022-05-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151201
602022-05-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151203
612022-05-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151344
622022-05-18pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
632022-05-18whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155829
642022-05-18whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155826
652022-05-17dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species628465aaac19d_20220517_232129
662022-05-06whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species6275971a84129_20220506_195701
672022-05-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species6275bd77c33ab_20220506_203313
682022-05-03dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_122042
692022-05-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62717c648946f_20220503_154029
702022-05-03dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species627155805183e_20220503_121915
712022-04-28whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species626ae865db41d_20220428_152952
722022-04-25dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141107
732022-04-25dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141110
742022-04-25dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141638
752022-04-25pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_141820
762022-04-25pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species6266e3df3a921_20220425_142228
772022-04-19whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species625e4cf973e65_20220419_015423
782022-04-19dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
792022-04-12pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
802022-04-05whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species624c421ea87a4_20220405_092647
812022-04-04dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species624b56d5d4510_20220404_163932
822022-04-04dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species624b56d5d4510_20220404_171631
832022-03-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6244a4ebe51f3_20220330_144752
842022-03-28dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species624164a56d428_20220328_033429
852022-03-27whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species623f750c135af_20220327_000837
862022-03-18whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083508
872022-03-18whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62347c0dd3523_20220318_083424
882022-03-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
892022-03-08whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6227559caa455_20220308_081619
902022-03-04whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070445
912022-03-04whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070430
922022-03-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070416
932022-03-04whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6221fc7c5c1fb_20220304_070423
942022-03-03dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species62216840bf181_20220303_201559
952022-03-02whole_datasetgdb889List of datasetsList of species621fb91d18e25_20220302_134035
962022-02-28whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132228
972022-02-28whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132245
982022-02-28whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132203
992022-02-28dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
1002022-02-28whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species621d5c520559f_20220228_184530
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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.