Tethys Research Institute shipboard survey cetacean sightings 1986-2012
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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)7
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)111
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)6
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)36
All observations of species (whole_species)227
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)4
  • 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
12024-04-05pointsshapefile5266List of datasetsList of species660fe7d39fd48_20240405_081010
22024-04-04whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species660bba6e17261_20240404_012507
32024-04-04whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species660bba6e17261_20240404_012512
42024-04-03dist_spwms7605List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
52024-04-03dist_spshapefile7605List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
62024-04-03dist_spkml7605List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
72024-03-30whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6607886a2f0cb_20240329_233827
82024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113519
92024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113639
102024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113942
112024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113745
122024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113709
132024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113819
142024-03-23whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113543
152024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113524
162024-03-20dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species65fb074410851_20240320_121841
172024-03-20dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species65fb074410851_20240320_121843
182024-03-20whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species65fb074410851_20240320_121807
192024-03-20dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species65fb0e4102a63_20240320_122807
202024-03-20dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species65fb0ceb21914_20240320_122411
212024-03-13whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_133404
222024-03-13whole_specieskml1041List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_133735
232024-03-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132740
242024-03-13whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132423
252024-03-13whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132415
262024-03-13whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132716
272024-03-12dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
282024-03-12whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65f06cf85831f_20240312_110405
292024-03-08dist_spcsv1922List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
302024-03-08whole_speciescsv2066List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_111545
312024-03-05dist_spkml507List of datasetsList of species65e75a6948931_20240305_124655
322024-03-04dist_spkml289List of datasetsList of species65e5a579ae9c9_20240304_054327
332024-02-29whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143257
342024-02-29whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143149
352024-02-27whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species_20240227_022749
362024-02-22whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species65d725f719520_20240222_101044
372024-02-22whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65d725f719520_20240222_101034
382024-02-19whole_speciescsv33List of datasetsList of species65d37d2668de3_20240219_114625
392024-02-17whole_speciescsv2070List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
402024-02-15dist_spcsv1922List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
412024-02-15dist_spcsv1922List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
422024-02-15whole_specieskml2070List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
432024-02-09pointsshapefile8469List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
442024-02-09pointsshapefile8469List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
452024-02-09whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species65c6411559174_20240209_101354
462024-02-09whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100927
472024-02-09whole_speciescsv51List of datasetsList of species65c6409b0e990_20240209_101154
482024-02-09whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100640
492024-02-09whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100437
502024-02-09whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species65c63e1913a4d_20240209_100130
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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.