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)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)136
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)7
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)41
All observations of species (whole_species)255
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
2512023-09-20whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070638
2522023-09-20whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_070932
2532023-09-20whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species650acff4503a2_20230920_071059
2542023-09-19whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064858
2552023-09-19whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species65097a7ca6fdf_20230919_064850
2562023-09-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_064521
2572023-09-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_064841
2582023-09-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species6509792757183_20230919_063940
2592023-09-18dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
2602023-09-14whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species6503366e2a46d_20230914_124000
2612023-09-05dist_spcsv1339List of datasetsList of species64f73031c1008_20230905_095021
2622023-09-01whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species64f1fa6bc2524_20230901_105137
2632023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile348List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103127
2642023-09-01whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species64f1ef3934965_20230901_101340
2652023-09-01whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species64f204b6ee96e_20230901_113624
2662023-09-01whole_speciesgdb51List of datasetsList of species64f20016a992e_20230901_111555
2672023-09-01whole_speciesshapefile16List of datasetsList of species64f1f54e36202_20230901_103538
2682023-08-31pointskml137List of datasetsList of species64ee146c73474_20230831_122158
2692023-08-31dist_spshapefile1028List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120753
2702023-08-31dist_spshapefile1028List of datasetsList of species64f0b75387a90_20230831_120147
2712023-08-29pointskml8469List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
2722023-08-28dist_spkml67List of datasetsList of species64eca9c09ff24_20230828_105346
2732023-08-26whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species64ea060b997b3_20230826_100605
2742023-08-18whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species64df358e3ce7c_20230818_051230
2752023-08-18whole_speciesgdb16List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095328
2762023-08-18whole_speciesgdb16List of datasetsList of species64df76fedbd23_20230818_095325
2772023-08-18whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64df76394a97e_20230818_094700
2782023-08-18whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species64df33f5f1c55_20230818_050415
2792023-08-18whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species64df22669ddc6_20230818_034947
2802023-08-14dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species64da8e89b0663_20230814_164151
2812023-08-14dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species64da7015132e7_20230814_142031
2822023-08-07dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
2832023-07-24dist_spcsv941List of datasetsList of species64be6323072a1_20230724_074119
2842023-07-24dist_taxacsv76List of datasetsList of species64bec32614df6_20230724_143358
2852023-07-22dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species64bc84da45091_20230722_214706
2862023-07-14dist_spcsv1370List of datasetsList of species64b152ba5f584_20230714_095426
2872023-07-12whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_051012
2882023-07-12whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species64ae6ac61a7dc_20230712_050228
2892023-07-10whole_speciesgdb572List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_061331
2902023-07-10whole_speciesgdb572List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_062554
2912023-07-06dist_spshapefile8410List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
2922023-07-06dist_spshapefile7605List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
2932023-06-30whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species649e86e1beedd_20230630_034646
2942023-06-30whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095247
2952023-06-30whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
2962023-06-30dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
2972023-06-29dist_spcsv702List of datasetsList of species649d9a394d39c_20230629_110842
2982023-06-19whole_speciescsv51List of datasetsList of species648ff963d4f1e_20230619_024716
2992023-06-19dist_spcsv5605List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
3002023-06-19dist_spcsv7600List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
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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.