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)91
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)328
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)392
All observations of species (whole_species)124
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
512022-02-24dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_120155
522022-02-24dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_120219
532022-02-24dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species6217b67e57db6_20220224_115252
542022-02-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62164fe2597ee_20220223_102709
552022-02-23dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species62164fe2597ee_20220223_102656
562022-02-22whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species62153a01f2b81_20220222_145358
572022-02-22whole_speciesgdb107List of datasetsList of species62153a01f2b81_20220222_145751
582022-02-17dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193232
592022-02-17dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193236
602022-02-10dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220210_133217
612022-02-08whole_speciescsv107List of datasetsList of species6202c7d843a61_20220208_145355
622022-02-08whole_speciescsv107List of datasetsList of species6202c7d843a61_20220208_145352
632022-02-08dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220208_150507
642022-02-08dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6202c57722908_20220208_150222
652022-02-04dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61fd60c64401e_20220204_122550
662022-02-04dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61fd621147430_20220204_122850
672022-02-02dist_spshapefile738List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161827
682022-02-02pointscsv327List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175138
692022-02-02dist_spcsv738List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161846
702022-02-02pointsshapefile327List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175754
712022-01-31pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species61f7343f2fb40_20220130_200250
722022-01-31pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species61f7343f2fb40_20220130_200259
732022-01-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61f5872e1410c_20220129_132935
742022-01-28dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61f3f668d1d5b_20220128_090022
752022-01-28dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species61f3f2f862e11_20220128_085059
762022-01-25pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species61effb1bb280c_20220125_083422
772022-01-24whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species61ee7bddbd75d_20220124_052154
782022-01-22whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61ec71f4822e4_20220122_161054
792022-01-22whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species61ec5498c6000_20220122_153746
802022-01-21dist_spwfs3List of datasetsList of species61ea48a34d99e_20220121_004723
812022-01-21dist_spwms3List of datasetsList of species61ea48a34d99e_20220121_004952
822022-01-05pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
832021-12-31whole_speciescsv107List of datasetsList of species61ce46cbdfb13_20211230_190225
842021-12-30dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092007
852021-12-30dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092004
862021-12-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61cc7f523cac8_20211229_105332
872021-12-28whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species61caf2a93f187_20211228_062336
882021-12-18dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species61bd6de4729bc_20211218_001632
892021-12-16whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61baba71d7ced_20211215_232740
902021-12-16whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61baba71d7ced_20211215_230703
912021-12-13dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species61b7210b48da3_20211213_053315
922021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_172122
932021-12-13whole_speciesgdb156List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_174614
942021-12-13whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_170822
952021-12-13whole_speciesgdb121List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_173356
962021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_171958
972021-12-13whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_175006
982021-12-12whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species61b59c9051a1c_20211212_020639
992021-12-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61b59c9051a1c_20211212_020346
1002021-12-10dist_spcsv83List of datasetsList of species61b3b82fa351b_20211210_155226
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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.