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
6012019-08-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
6022019-08-06dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
6032019-08-06dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
6042019-08-03pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d459f2219dc2_20190803_105414
6052019-08-01dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d42e69214765_20190801_092638
6062019-07-23pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5d369c122b0ad_20190723_013618
6072019-07-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
6082019-07-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
6092019-07-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
6102019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
6112019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
6122019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
6132019-07-10dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
6142019-07-05dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
6152019-07-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d1eee2ec2a55_20190705_023243
6162019-06-30dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
6172019-06-30dist_taxashapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
6182019-06-30dist_taxashapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
6192019-06-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224618
6202019-06-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224312
6212019-06-16dist_spkml738List of datasetsList of species5d05f7e10b4db_20190616_040504
6222019-06-15dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
6232019-06-15dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_060749
6242019-06-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_072903
6252019-06-15dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
6262019-06-15dist_spwms755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
6272019-06-15dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_075627
6282019-06-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_071720
6292019-06-15dist_spwms755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
6302019-06-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
6312019-06-15dist_spwms755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
6322019-06-15dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
6332019-06-11pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5cff7e64177bd_20190611_061253
6342019-06-09dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species5cfd3b900f6f3_20190609_130400
6352019-06-06pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf957d883388_20190606_141602
6362019-06-06pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf955254abdc_20190606_140801
6372019-06-06pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5cf957d883388_20190606_141720
6382019-06-05pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102358
6392019-06-05pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102537
6402019-06-05pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102112
6412019-06-05pointswfs2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_101807
6422019-06-03dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5cf4755424be2_20190602_212029
6432019-06-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5cf584b17a17a_20190603_163954
6442019-06-03pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201022
6452019-06-03pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201311
6462019-06-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193708
6472019-06-02pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193602
6482019-06-02pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_192637
6492019-06-02pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193854
6502019-06-02pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_185502
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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.