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
6512020-05-26pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ecd08b40008b_20200526_082122
6522020-05-23dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ec947fbc90dd_20200523_123038
6532020-05-23dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5ec947fbc90dd_20200523_125432
6542020-05-23pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ec97d875530d_20200523_154651
6552020-05-15pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ebf106a3e548_20200515_180512
6562020-05-12pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ebaf8799bb61_20200512_153656
6572020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
6582020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
6592020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
6602020-05-05dist_spkml641List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
6612020-05-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5eb11e7b050ba_20200505_041743
6622020-05-04pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5eb06368bb127_20200504_144955
6632020-05-01pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5eac41be1f18c_20200501_114421
6642020-04-20dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5e9d61d9c6c33_20200420_045116
6652020-04-07dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species5e8c7b7b7d566_20200407_091445
6662020-04-06pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species5e8a9dec3204a_20200405_231545
6672020-04-02dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e85603ad4e39_20200401_234749
6682020-03-30pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5e8276b37a5fc_20200330_185145
6692020-03-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e661c75d94c4_20200309_064130
6702020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045829
6712020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045836
6722020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045835
6732020-03-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e5db500e1718_20200302_205409
6742020-02-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e59266b15962_20200228_094728
6752020-02-16pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234458
6762020-02-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234523
6772020-02-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e3b405552108_20200206_163952
6782020-02-01pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_064945
6792020-02-01pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_071349
6802020-01-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e32c198bb5f6_20200130_064811
6812020-01-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
6822020-01-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
6832020-01-13pointskml889List of datasetsList of species5e1c03dda07df_20200113_004928
6842020-01-13dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5e1c03dda07df_20200113_005038
6852020-01-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e0f8229cf447_20200103_130919
6862019-12-27pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e0629a6c55db_20191227_110029
6872019-12-20dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5dfcbd82da2f8_20191220_073153
6882019-12-04pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5de789fa7d660_20191204_053612
6892019-12-01pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5de40539677ee_20191201_134033
6902019-12-01pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5de40469c5240_20191201_132203
6912019-12-01pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5de404d89c796_20191201_132329
6922019-11-26pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb0c1991f_20191126_004248
6932019-11-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003749
6942019-11-26pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003917
6952019-11-26pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005237
6962019-11-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005017
6972019-11-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ddd56285d61d_20191126_114531
6982019-11-25pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5ddbd0b24c043_20191125_080709
6992019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_191206
7002019-11-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_185547
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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.