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
7512018-07-08dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
7522018-07-08dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
7532018-07-08dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
7542018-07-08dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
7552018-07-06dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
7562018-07-06dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_60013
7572018-07-04dist_spkml348List of datasetsList of species5b3c953485095_20180704_53800
7582018-07-02pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5b3aab0bf2897_20180702_184741
7592018-06-19dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
7602018-06-14pointscsv20List of datasetsList of species5b22aadf27d35_20180614_140910
7612018-06-13dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species5b21a9d375e29_20180613_194310
7622018-06-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
7632018-06-04dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
7642018-05-18pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5aff074de5037_20180518_130751
7652018-05-15dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5afa7a2ab89d0_20180515_21912
7662018-05-14pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5af96ea38d74f_20180514_71047
7672018-05-14pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5af95662e8d38_20180514_52749
7682018-05-14pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5af95662e8d38_20180514_52814
7692018-05-09pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5af2f04698cd2_20180509_85753
7702018-05-09pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5af2f104e75d7_20180509_90105
7712018-05-09pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5af2eeda2a99f_20180509_85440
7722018-05-09dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species5af2f2ee885e6_20180509_90954
7732018-05-09pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5af2eeda2a99f_20180509_85202
7742018-05-07pointskml156List of datasetsList of species5af0d187e6e24_20180507_182215
7752018-05-07pointskml20List of datasetsList of species5af0d0d7ade15_20180507_181912
7762018-05-07pointskml109List of datasetsList of species5af0d22898922_20180507_182519
7772018-05-07pointskml84List of datasetsList of species5af0d1f51b350_20180507_182403
7782018-05-07pointskml121List of datasetsList of species5af0d03745159_20180507_181657
7792018-05-07dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5af066d57eadf_20180507_105009
7802018-05-07dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5af066d57eadf_20180507_105209
7812018-05-07dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5af066d57eadf_20180507_105124
7822018-05-07dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5af066d57eadf_20180507_104956
7832018-05-07dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species5af066d57eadf_20180507_105022
7842018-05-03pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5aeac8ef238d6_20180503_50005
7852018-05-03pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5aeac85ba5395_20180503_44433
7862018-05-02dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5ae955c126652_20180502_20809
7872018-05-02dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5ae955e2a4f4f_20180502_21123
7882018-05-02dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5ae955e2a4f4f_20180502_20846
7892018-05-02dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5ae955e2a4f4f_20180502_20844
7902018-05-02pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5ae983a05f84d_20180502_52506
7912018-04-30pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5ae72de433d79_20180430_105448
7922018-04-30pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5ae72f9324fdd_20180430_110112
7932018-04-30pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ae7301cc3bd4_20180430_110744
7942018-04-24dist_spshapefile641List of datasetsList of species5ade939cee8a4_20180423_223757
7952018-04-24dist_spshapefile112List of datasetsList of species5ade939cee8a4_20180423_222243
7962018-04-22pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5adc37ed10383_20180422_63725
7972018-04-22pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5adc37ed10383_20180422_53302
7982018-04-22pointskml9List of datasetsList of species5adc37ed10383_20180422_53307
7992018-04-21pointskml11List of datasetsList of species5adb7d10e9d6b_20180421_141518
8002018-04-19pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ad8bd1b921c1_20180419_120118
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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.