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)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)101
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)6
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)35
All observations of species (whole_species)204
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
1512023-09-20whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_071059
1522023-09-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070932
1532023-09-20whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070638
1542023-09-20whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070506
1552023-09-20whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070157
1562023-09-20whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070012
1572023-09-20whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070237
1582023-09-19whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064858
1592023-09-19whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064850
1602023-09-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_064521
1612023-09-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_063940
1622023-09-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_064841
1632023-09-18dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
1642023-09-14whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species6503366e2a46d_20230914_124000
1652023-09-05dist_spcsv1339List of datasetsList of species64f73031c1008_20230905_095021
1662023-09-01whole_speciesgdb51List of datasetsList of species64f20016a992e_20230901_111555
1672023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species64f1fa6bc2524_20230901_105137
1682023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile348List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103127
1692023-09-01whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species64f1ef3934965_20230901_101340
1702023-09-01whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species64f204b6ee96e_20230901_113624
1712023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile16List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103538
1722023-08-31pointskml137List of datasetsList of species64ee146c73474_20230831_122158
1732023-08-31dist_spshapefile1028List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120753
1742023-08-31dist_spshapefile1028List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120147
1752023-08-29pointskml8469List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
1762023-08-28dist_spkml67List of datasetsList of species64eca9c09ff24_20230828_105346
1772023-08-26whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species64ea060b997b3_20230826_100605
1782023-08-18whole_speciesgdb16List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095328
1792023-08-18whole_speciesgdb16List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095325
1802023-08-18whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64df76394a97e_20230818_094700
1812023-08-18whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species64df358e3ce7c_20230818_051230
1822023-08-18whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species64df22669ddc6_20230818_034947
1832023-08-18whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species64df33f5f1c55_20230818_050415
1842023-08-14dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species64da7015132e7_20230814_142031
1852023-08-14dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species64da8e89b0663_20230814_164151
1862023-08-07dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
1872023-07-24dist_spcsv941List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
1882023-07-24dist_taxacsv76List of datasetsList of species64bec32614df6_20230724_143358
1892023-07-22dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species64bc84da45091_20230722_214706
1902023-07-14dist_spcsv1370List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
1912023-07-12whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_050228
1922023-07-12whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_051012
1932023-07-10whole_speciesgdb572List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_062554
1942023-07-10whole_speciesgdb572List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_061331
1952023-07-06dist_spshapefile7605List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
1962023-07-06dist_spshapefile8410List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
1972023-06-30whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
1982023-06-30whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095247
1992023-06-30whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species649e86e1beedd_20230630_034646
2002023-06-30dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
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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.