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
6512019-11-08pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dc560dae4142_20191108_073945
6522019-11-07pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dc4509e6e51d_20191107_121752
6532019-11-07pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dc457f6bacc7_20191107_124434
6542019-11-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dc3521944eab_20191106_181451
6552019-11-04pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5dc099d23ad7c_20191104_164312
6562019-11-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5dbed6fc10ea4_20191103_084211
6572019-11-01dist_taxashapefile839List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
6582019-10-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5db8d0746b120_20191029_201130
6592019-10-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5db8df15b04c6_20191029_210137
6602019-10-30pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5db8d53a7e87c_20191029_201210
6612019-10-29pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5db88d2f8291f_20191029_150524
6622019-10-24dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5db1efc00411f_20191024_143927
6632019-10-22pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5daf5d903559c_20191022_155232
6642019-10-22pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5daf54cb6c231_20191022_151910
6652019-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5da9bce7b3431_20191018_093233
6662019-10-18pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5daa2754d028c_20191018_171713
6672019-10-15pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5da5e436a49be_20191015_113415
6682019-10-15pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5da5e436a49be_20191015_113227
6692019-10-14pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5da48259ddab6_20191014_111317
6702019-10-14pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5da48259ddab6_20191014_101541
6712019-10-11pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5da0c6c32bb20_20191011_141739
6722019-10-09pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d9e1615d9a99_20191009_132003
6732019-10-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d9d35beed51d_20191008_212717
6742019-10-07pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species5d9a9961ee62a_20191006_220254
6752019-10-02pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5d94c8a6ca7d3_20191002_120159
6762019-08-30pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d68e3e642336_20190830_050221
6772019-08-27pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
6782019-08-27pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
6792019-08-21dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d5d8df95d288_20190821_143137
6802019-08-20pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d5c694c05c4f_20190820_174321
6812019-08-13pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d534d3430147_20190813_195242
6822019-08-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
6832019-08-06dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
6842019-08-06dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
6852019-08-03pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d459f2219dc2_20190803_105414
6862019-08-01dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d42e69214765_20190801_092638
6872019-07-23pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5d369c122b0ad_20190723_013618
6882019-07-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
6892019-07-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
6902019-07-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
6912019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
6922019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
6932019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
6942019-07-10dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
6952019-07-05dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
6962019-07-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d1eee2ec2a55_20190705_023243
6972019-06-30dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
6982019-06-30dist_taxashapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
6992019-06-30dist_taxashapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
7002019-06-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224312
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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.