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)103
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)141
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
8512018-11-17pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5bf06ecc4503f_20181117_144335
8522018-11-15dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5bed8f847eb26_20181115_102414
8532018-11-12dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
8542018-11-12dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
8552018-11-06dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
8562018-11-06dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
8572018-11-05dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
8582018-11-05dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
8592018-11-05dist_taxakml839List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
8602018-10-25dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
8612018-10-19dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
8622018-10-19dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
8632018-10-13pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5bc1a696bbbc5_20181013_41212
8642018-10-12dist_spkml755List of datasetsList of species5bc09e6879883_20181012_91540
8652018-10-09dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species5bbd35700ca77_20181009_191238
8662018-10-02dist_spkml134List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
8672018-10-02dist_spkml134List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
8682018-09-24pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5ba82ec34b659_20180923_211810
8692018-09-14pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5b9a223af09b9_20180914_40158
8702018-08-27pointscsv870List of datasetsList of species5b7f4eaa79063_20180826_202429
8712018-08-22pointscsv889List of datasetsList of species5b7d2fd5b09b8_20180822_65616
8722018-08-22dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53203
8732018-08-16dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
8742018-08-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_205824
8752018-08-16pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_205854
8762018-08-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_211635
8772018-08-16pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_212055
8782018-08-16pointskml2List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_205901
8792018-08-14dist_spshapefile135List of datasetsList of species5b731e9a3da86_20180814_143126
8802018-07-23pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5b55840979f1a_20180723_33525
8812018-07-23pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5b55838d45dec_20180723_41808
8822018-07-18dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_34751
8832018-07-18dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_31610
8842018-07-18dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_40148
8852018-07-16dist_spkml219List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121505
8862018-07-16dist_spkml219List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121452
8872018-07-12dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5b46ac1eabc43_20180711_215708
8882018-07-11dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5b460f70346be_20180711_101230
8892018-07-10pointsshapefile109List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_145007
8902018-07-10pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_143935
8912018-07-09pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_144350
8922018-07-09pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_142025
8932018-07-09pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180709_143010
8942018-07-08dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
8952018-07-08dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231931
8962018-07-08dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234251
8972018-07-08dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
8982018-07-08dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
8992018-07-08dist_spshapefile755List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
9002018-07-06dist_spcsv113List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
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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.