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)100
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)138
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
7512019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
7522019-07-10dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
7532019-07-05dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
7542019-07-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d1eee2ec2a55_20190705_023243
7552019-06-30dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
7562019-06-30dist_taxashapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
7572019-06-30dist_taxashapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
7582019-06-26pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224618
7592019-06-26pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224312
7602019-06-16dist_spkml738List of datasetsList of species5d05f7e10b4db_20190616_040504
7612019-06-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_072903
7622019-06-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
7632019-06-15dist_spwms755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
7642019-06-15dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
7652019-06-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_071720
7662019-06-15dist_spwms755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
7672019-06-15dist_spwms755List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
7682019-06-15dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
7692019-06-15dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_060749
7702019-06-15dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
7712019-06-15dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_075627
7722019-06-11pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5cff7e64177bd_20190611_061253
7732019-06-09dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species5cfd3b900f6f3_20190609_130400
7742019-06-06pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5cf957d883388_20190606_141720
7752019-06-06pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf955254abdc_20190606_140801
7762019-06-06pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf957d883388_20190606_141602
7772019-06-05pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102112
7782019-06-05pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102537
7792019-06-05pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102358
7802019-06-05pointswfs2List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_101807
7812019-06-03dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5cf4755424be2_20190602_212029
7822019-06-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5cf584b17a17a_20190603_163954
7832019-06-03pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201022
7842019-06-03pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201311
7852019-06-02pointsshapefile211List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_192455
7862019-06-02pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193708
7872019-06-02pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_185502
7882019-06-02pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193602
7892019-06-02pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_192637
7902019-06-02pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193854
7912019-05-29pointscsv20List of datasetsList of species5cedd6c1bb89d_20190528_205002
7922019-05-22pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5ce5a6d472845_20190522_154709
7932019-05-21dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5ce45a93c8611_20190521_161144
7942019-05-21dist_spkml72List of datasetsList of species5ce45a93c8611_20190521_161142
7952019-05-13pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5cd98e1cc2c4b_20190513_113316
7962019-05-09pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5cd48e337f66a_20190509_163408
7972019-05-06dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5cd038a81ddac_20190506_095106
7982019-05-06dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species5cd09db9a9ea3_20190506_165218
7992019-05-06dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species5cd09db9a9ea3_20190506_165459
8002019-04-10dist_spkml14List of datasetsList of species5cada1e0410a0_20190410_35821
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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.