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
7512019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd48791b6a30_20191119_193241
7522019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd482ff09f22_20191119_190507
7532019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd48511d62a7_20191119_191324
7542019-11-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5dd47a236073d_20191119_184713
7552019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd485922c893_20191119_191622
7562019-11-19pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194712
7572019-11-19pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194521
7582019-11-13pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5dcbf1b0c1b54_20191113_071249
7592019-11-13pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5dcbf1b0c1b54_20191113_073909
7602019-11-12dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5dcacf18aaa0f_20191112_103859
7612019-11-08pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5dc560dae4142_20191108_073945
7622019-11-07pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dc457f6bacc7_20191107_124434
7632019-11-07pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5dc4509e6e51d_20191107_121752
7642019-11-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dc3521944eab_20191106_181451
7652019-11-04pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5dc099d23ad7c_20191104_164312
7662019-11-03pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5dbed6fc10ea4_20191103_084211
7672019-11-01dist_taxashapefile839List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
7682019-10-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5db8d0746b120_20191029_201130
7692019-10-30pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5db8df15b04c6_20191029_210137
7702019-10-30pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5db8d53a7e87c_20191029_201210
7712019-10-29pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5db88d2f8291f_20191029_150524
7722019-10-24dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5db1efc00411f_20191024_143927
7732019-10-22pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5daf5d903559c_20191022_155232
7742019-10-22pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5daf54cb6c231_20191022_151910
7752019-10-18dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5da9bce7b3431_20191018_093233
7762019-10-18pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5daa2754d028c_20191018_171713
7772019-10-15pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5da5e436a49be_20191015_113415
7782019-10-15pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5da5e436a49be_20191015_113227
7792019-10-14pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5da48259ddab6_20191014_101541
7802019-10-14pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5da48259ddab6_20191014_111317
7812019-10-11pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5da0c6c32bb20_20191011_141739
7822019-10-09pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d9e1615d9a99_20191009_132003
7832019-10-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5d9d35beed51d_20191008_212717
7842019-10-07pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species5d9a9961ee62a_20191006_220254
7852019-10-02pointscsv107List of datasetsList of species5d94c8a6ca7d3_20191002_120159
7862019-08-30pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d68e3e642336_20190830_050221
7872019-08-27pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
7882019-08-27pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
7892019-08-21dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d5d8df95d288_20190821_143137
7902019-08-20pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5d5c694c05c4f_20190820_174321
7912019-08-13pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d534d3430147_20190813_195242
7922019-08-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
7932019-08-06dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
7942019-08-06dist_taxakml872List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
7952019-08-03pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d459f2219dc2_20190803_105414
7962019-08-01dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d42e69214765_20190801_092638
7972019-07-23pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5d369c122b0ad_20190723_013618
7982019-07-11dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
7992019-07-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
8002019-07-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
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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.