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
9512018-04-17dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5ad61f346e142_20180417_122441
9522018-04-16dist_spkml17List of datasetsList of species5ad40fa7dc37f_20180415_225429
9532018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad539532eb83_20180416_201049
9542018-04-16pointscsv84List of datasetsList of species5ad49e044022a_20180416_91153
9552018-04-16dist_spcsv93List of datasetsList of species5ad539532eb83_20180416_200401
9562018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad539532eb83_20180416_201433
9572018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad4e14411c70_20180416_134711
9582018-04-16pointscsv156List of datasetsList of species5ad49e044022a_20180416_90620
9592018-04-16pointscsv121List of datasetsList of species5ad49e044022a_20180416_90158
9602018-04-05dist_spshapefile134List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_105309
9612018-04-05dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_102636
9622018-03-28dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species5abbbd7b60584_20180328_164037
9632018-03-15pointskml20List of datasetsList of species5aaa867e0547b_20180315_104519
9642018-03-15pointskml20List of datasetsList of species5aaa867e0547b_20180315_104516
9652018-03-06pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5a9ebfd3bf034_20180306_112153
9662018-01-28pointsshapefile107List of datasetsList of species5a6d5cfe9b24e_20180128_01946
9672018-01-25dist_spcsv738List of datasetsList of species5a69f52df312c_20180125_102213
9682018-01-22pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a65f2d261f02_20180122_92226
9692018-01-19pointsshapefile84List of datasetsList of species5a61dedd3cf29_20180119_70609
9702018-01-14dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
9712018-01-12dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
9722018-01-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95536
9732018-01-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95619
9742018-01-12dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_82614
9752018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_83001
9762018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_82920
9772018-01-12dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94747
9782018-01-12dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52327
9792018-01-12dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94706
9802018-01-12dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52252
9812018-01-12dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94617
9822018-01-12dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94536
9832018-01-12dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94404
9842018-01-12dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94329
9852018-01-12dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_53201
9862018-01-12dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_82654
9872018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
9882018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
9892018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
9902018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
9912018-01-11dist_taxakml755List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
9922018-01-06pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234348
9932018-01-06pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234312
9942018-01-06pointswms9List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234424
9952017-12-17dist_spcsv755List of datasetsList of species5a36c5dc3a846_20171217_143124
9962017-12-11pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a2e86aed578a_20171211_83535
9972017-12-08pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5a2b3069c5582_20171208_204825
9982017-12-06pointsshapefile756List of datasetsList of species5a27c2d421115_20171206_53210
9992017-12-06pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5a27c2d421115_20171206_52650
10002017-12-06pointsshapefile889List of datasetsList of species5a27d042e571f_20171206_61151
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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.