PIFSC Mariana Archipelago cetacean surveys 2010-2019
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)

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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)32
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)214
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)13
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)166
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
3012021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml37List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130100
3022021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml37List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130427
3032021-05-24dist_spkml25List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132447
3042021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml27List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132522
3052021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml37List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_123448
3062021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml37List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131637
3072021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml37List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_132122
3082021-05-20whole_datasetkml378List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
3092021-05-19dist_spcsv305List of datasetsList of species60a5450ccec3b_20210519_130643
3102021-05-15dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species60a02dfce8317_20210515_162605
3112021-05-12dist_taxakml305List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
3122021-05-12dist_taxakml305List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
3132021-05-12dist_taxakml305List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
3142021-05-12dist_taxakml305List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
3152021-05-07pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species609516aee5f30_20210507_063942
3162021-05-07pointscsv7List of datasetsList of species609515015da9b_20210507_062756
3172021-05-02whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species608ee08db3cd7_20210502_140256
3182021-05-02whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species608ee08db3cd7_20210502_135847
3192021-05-02whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species608edf372a3c0_20210502_135129
3202021-05-02whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species608ed9f61210f_20210502_131433
3212021-05-02whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species608edf372a3c0_20210502_132030
3222021-05-02whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species608eea0819b3c_20210502_153825
3232021-05-02whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species608eea0819b3c_20210502_144630
3242021-05-02whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species608edf372a3c0_20210502_135119
3252021-05-02whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062618
3262021-05-02pointscsv47List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062909
3272021-05-02dist_spcsv25List of datasetsList of species608eddc787aa1_20210502_131554
3282021-05-01dist_spcsv25List of datasetsList of species608d929e5036d_20210501_135343
3292021-05-01dist_spshapefile36List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_170452
3302021-04-29whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species608b37e3c9f47_20210429_185224
3312021-04-26dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
3322021-04-26dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
3332021-04-23dist_spshapefile25List of datasetsList of species60835c7da8c37_20210423_195145
3342021-04-21whole_datasetkml378List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
3352021-04-21whole_datasetkml378List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
3362021-04-21whole_datasetkml378List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
3372021-04-21whole_speciesgdb42List of datasetsList of species60803878d488b_20210421_103956
3382021-04-21pointsshapefile42List of datasetsList of species6080396aa7259_20210421_104352
3392021-04-21whole_speciesgdb42List of datasetsList of species60803cb0ea21a_20210421_105718
3402021-04-21whole_specieskml42List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105831
3412021-04-21whole_speciesshapefile42List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_110950
3422021-04-21whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105957
3432021-04-20dist_taxakml305List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
3442021-04-19dist_taxakml349List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
3452021-04-19dist_taxakml349List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
3462021-04-19dist_spcsv36List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_043116
3472021-04-19dist_spkml36List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_044542
3482021-04-19pointscsv40List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102643
3492021-04-19pointskml40List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102633
3502021-04-19pointswms40List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102537
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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.