Happywhale - Polar Bear in Arctic Ocean

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)27
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)5
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)21
All observations of species (whole_species)18
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
512021-04-21whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
522021-04-20dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
532021-04-19dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
542021-04-19dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
552021-04-13whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
562021-04-12dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
572021-04-08whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
582021-04-08whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
592021-04-08whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
602021-04-08whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
612021-04-06whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
622021-04-06whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
632021-03-30dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
642021-03-26whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
652021-03-24dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
662021-03-20whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
672021-03-20whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
682021-03-20whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
692021-03-20whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
702021-03-19dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
712021-03-18dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
722021-03-08whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
732021-03-08whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
742021-02-28whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
752021-02-26whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
762021-02-25whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
772021-02-25whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
782021-02-16whole_datasetkml7List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
792021-01-18dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species6005a83fdaeb7_20210118_103139
802021-01-04dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
812021-01-04dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
822020-12-31dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
832020-12-29pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5feb0fe6b489c_20201229_062326
842020-12-23pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5fe3051eeb128_20201223_035412
852020-12-22pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5fe245ed244be_20201222_142215
862020-12-16dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
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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.