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)104
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)366
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)405
All observations of species (whole_species)169
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
7012020-05-15pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ebf106a3e548_20200515_180512
7022020-05-12pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ebaf8799bb61_20200512_153656
7032020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
7042020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
7052020-05-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
7062020-05-05dist_spkml641List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
7072020-05-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5eb11e7b050ba_20200505_041743
7082020-05-04pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5eb06368bb127_20200504_144955
7092020-05-01pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5eac41be1f18c_20200501_114421
7102020-04-20dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5e9d61d9c6c33_20200420_045116
7112020-04-07dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species5e8c7b7b7d566_20200407_091445
7122020-04-06pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species5e8a9dec3204a_20200405_231545
7132020-04-02dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e85603ad4e39_20200401_234749
7142020-03-30pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5e8276b37a5fc_20200330_185145
7152020-03-09dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e661c75d94c4_20200309_064130
7162020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045829
7172020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045836
7182020-03-05dist_spkml94List of datasetsList of species5e60cce52a56b_20200305_045835
7192020-03-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e5db500e1718_20200302_205409
7202020-02-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e59266b15962_20200228_094728
7212020-02-16pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234458
7222020-02-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5e48c64b9c7e5_20200215_234523
7232020-02-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e3b405552108_20200206_163952
7242020-02-01pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_064945
7252020-02-01pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_071349
7262020-01-30pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5e32c198bb5f6_20200130_064811
7272020-01-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
7282020-01-18dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
7292020-01-13pointskml889List of datasetsList of species5e1c03dda07df_20200113_004928
7302020-01-13dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5e1c03dda07df_20200113_005038
7312020-01-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e0f8229cf447_20200103_130919
7322019-12-27pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5e0629a6c55db_20191227_110029
7332019-12-20dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5dfcbd82da2f8_20191220_073153
7342019-12-04pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5de789fa7d660_20191204_053612
7352019-12-01pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5de40539677ee_20191201_134033
7362019-12-01pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5de404d89c796_20191201_132329
7372019-12-01pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5de40469c5240_20191201_132203
7382019-11-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003749
7392019-11-26pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005237
7402019-11-26pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003917
7412019-11-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005017
7422019-11-26pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb0c1991f_20191126_004248
7432019-11-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5ddd56285d61d_20191126_114531
7442019-11-25pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5ddbd0b24c043_20191125_080709
7452019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_191206
7462019-11-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_185547
7472019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd4866fd8fb9_20191119_192003
7482019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd482baa76b0_20191119_194241
7492019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd452c04b308_20191119_153949
7502019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd4819481718_20191119_185901
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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.