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
8012018-04-19pointscsv7List of datasetsList of species5ad8c18ac4e30_20180419_121938
8022018-04-18pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ad77426ab62d_20180418_123715
8032018-04-18pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ad76de432a62_20180418_121027
8042018-04-18pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ad7747f181a4_20180418_123844
8052018-04-18pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5ad7737dd4712_20180418_123429
8062018-04-17dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5ad61f346e142_20180417_122441
8072018-04-16dist_spkml17List of datasetsList of species5ad40fa7dc37f_20180415_225429
8082018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad4e14411c70_20180416_134711
8092018-04-16dist_spcsv93List of datasetsList of species5ad539532eb83_20180416_200401
8102018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad539532eb83_20180416_201049
8112018-04-16pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5ad49e044022a_20180416_91153
8122018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad539532eb83_20180416_201433
8132018-04-16pointscsv156List of datasetsList of species5ad49e044022a_20180416_90620
8142018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad49e044022a_20180416_90158
8152018-04-05dist_spshapefile134List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_105309
8162018-04-05dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_102636
8172018-03-28dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5abbbd7b60584_20180328_164037
8182018-03-15pointskml20List of datasetsList of species5aaa867e0547b_20180315_104516
8192018-03-15pointskml20List of datasetsList of species5aaa867e0547b_20180315_104519
8202018-03-06pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5a9ebfd3bf034_20180306_112153
8212018-01-28pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5a6d5cfe9b24e_20180128_01946
8222018-01-25dist_spcsv738List of datasetsList of species5a69f52df312c_20180125_102213
8232018-01-22pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a65f2d261f02_20180122_92226
8242018-01-19pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5a61dedd3cf29_20180119_70609
8252018-01-14dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
8262018-01-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
8272018-01-12dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_53201
8282018-01-12dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_82614
8292018-01-12dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_82654
8302018-01-12dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52252
8312018-01-12dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52327
8322018-01-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95619
8332018-01-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95536
8342018-01-12dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94404
8352018-01-12dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94536
8362018-01-12dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94617
8372018-01-12dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94747
8382018-01-12dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94706
8392018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_83001
8402018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_82920
8412018-01-12dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94329
8422018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
8432018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
8442018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
8452018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
8462018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
8472018-01-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234312
8482018-01-06pointswms9List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234424
8492018-01-06pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234348
8502017-12-17dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5a36c5dc3a846_20171217_143124
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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.