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
8012019-04-08dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
8022019-04-05pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114540
8032019-04-05pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114247
8042019-04-05pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115545
8052019-04-05pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115105
8062019-04-05pointscsv109List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115727
8072019-03-28pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c9cdf50c4122_20190328_105929
8082019-03-21pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c93ec24d9fe3_20190321_155907
8092019-03-21pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c9416831ddc0_20190321_185652
8102019-03-18pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5c8fb65d6a089_20190318_112239
8112019-03-15dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82426
8122019-03-14pointscsv7List of datasetsList of species5c8a9335ea5b8_20190314_134549
8132019-03-14pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c8a94b3241f5_20190314_135224
8142019-03-14pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5c899d1d2de29_20190313_202442
8152019-02-20pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c6d95256830c_20190220_130049
8162019-02-12dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5c62eef18bdea_20190212_113555
8172019-02-12dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5c62eef18bdea_20190212_113557
8182019-02-11pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c610e87ca19d_20190211_12116
8192019-02-11pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c61066fdc9c8_20190211_02254
8202019-02-11dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5c610e87ca19d_20190211_11302
8212019-02-08dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5c5dade066f9c_20190208_112732
8222019-02-05pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5c59af8d0811b_20190205_104758
8232019-02-01dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5c54d26ac9190_20190201_181731
8242019-01-30dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
8252019-01-29pointscsv4List of datasetsList of species5c50136db979f_20190129_40027
8262019-01-25dist_taxacsv3List of datasetsList of species5c4ae4852c261_20190125_54302
8272019-01-17dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
8282019-01-09dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5c361840ccaf5_20190109_105109
8292018-12-25pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5c21ff126d4c2_20181225_50223
8302018-12-21dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species5c1cf2d277fee_20181221_90655
8312018-12-17pointscsv324List of datasetsList of species5c179dac87ad9_20181217_80235
8322018-12-17pointscsv324List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
8332018-12-17dist_spcsv112List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_63624
8342018-12-17pointscsv32List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_71041
8352018-12-17pointscsv116List of datasetsList of species5c178e569f942_20181217_65857
8362018-12-17pointscsv85List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_82431
8372018-12-17pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83359
8382018-12-17pointscsv85List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83947
8392018-12-17pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_81907
8402018-12-12pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c11132eb9def_20181212_85549
8412018-12-11pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5c0ff238d8e7b_20181211_122619
8422018-12-04pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5c06e8b39c7f2_20181204_155952
8432018-12-04pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5c06e8b39c7f2_20181204_155710
8442018-11-17pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5bf0883d4b77f_20181117_163816
8452018-11-17pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5bf06ecc4503f_20181117_144335
8462018-11-15dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5bed8f847eb26_20181115_102414
8472018-11-12dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
8482018-11-12dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
8492018-11-06dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
8502018-11-06dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
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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.