Cetacean sigthings in North Sea
Marijke N. de Boer

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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)36
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)15
All observations of species (whole_species)58
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
12024-05-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species664a5c063e148_20240519_161251
22024-05-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species664a5c063e148_20240519_161207
32024-05-15dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species664530838a8a5_20240515_180101
42024-05-03whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species6634a336f0a23_20240503_045250
52024-04-30whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species6630ca7c539cc_20240430_065830
62024-04-29dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species662fb3b2daad6_20240429_105431
72024-04-25dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174149
82024-04-25dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174206
92024-04-25dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174203
102024-04-25whole_speciesgdb91List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_134519
112024-04-25whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_141633
122024-04-25whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_141344
132024-04-25whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_141350
142024-04-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6627ea9ce7034_20240423_131105
152024-04-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6627ea9ce7034_20240423_131109
162024-04-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6627ea9ce7034_20240423_131124
172024-04-22dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species66269fbb82534_20240422_134027
182024-04-22pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species6626a883f4225_20240422_141715
192024-04-22pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species6626a883f4225_20240422_141718
202024-04-22pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species6626a883f4225_20240422_141714
212024-04-10whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6616fea946fab_20240410_171012
222024-04-03dist_spkml133List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
232024-04-03dist_spwms133List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
242024-04-03dist_spshapefile133List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
252024-03-25dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species6600be442c499_20240324_200906
262024-03-20dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65fb0e4102a63_20240320_122807
272024-03-13whole_speciescsv91List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132740
282024-03-13whole_specieskml91List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132716
292024-03-12dist_taxakml90List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
302024-03-08whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_111545
312024-03-08dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
322024-02-29whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143149
332024-02-29whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143257
342024-02-27whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species_20240227_022749
352024-02-22pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species65d7417a0c6ad_20240222_074751
362024-02-17whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
372024-02-15dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
382024-02-15whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
392024-02-15dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
402024-02-09pointsshapefile165List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
412024-02-09pointsshapefile165List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
422024-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65c6426b3748a_20240209_102007
432024-02-09dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
442024-02-08dist_spshapefile125List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
452024-02-08dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species65c436ff82333_20240207_211729
462024-02-01dist_spshapefile125List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
472024-01-25whole_speciesgdb8List of datasetsList of species65b1b9c263734_20240124_203340
482024-01-23whole_speciescsv91List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082238
492024-01-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_060114
502024-01-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_054723
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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.