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)260
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
512024-04-25dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species662a2cebc86c4_20240425_061745
522024-04-25whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species662a23bb28d6d_20240425_054424
532024-04-25whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_141344
542024-04-25whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_141350
552024-04-25whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_134041
562024-04-25whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_141633
572024-04-25whole_speciesgdb16List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_134519
582024-04-25whole_speciesgdb1041List of datasetsList of species662a936354ae0_20240425_133255
592024-04-23whole_speciescsv194List of datasetsList of species66276d2251041_20240423_042451
602024-04-23whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6627ea9ce7034_20240423_131124
612024-04-23whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6627ea9ce7034_20240423_131109
622024-04-23whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6627ea9ce7034_20240423_131105
632024-04-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species6627f6a06a824_20240423_140011
642024-04-17pointsshapefile136List of datasetsList of species661fcde899fbc_20240417_104533
652024-04-17whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species661f3e447be0c_20240416_232350
662024-04-17whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species661f3e447be0c_20240416_232326
672024-04-05pointsshapefile5266List of datasetsList of species660fe7d39fd48_20240405_081010
682024-04-04whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species660bba6e17261_20240404_012512
692024-04-04whole_speciescsv86List of datasetsList of species660bba6e17261_20240404_012507
702024-04-03dist_spwms7605List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
712024-04-03dist_spshapefile7605List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
722024-04-03dist_spkml7605List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
732024-03-30whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6607886a2f0cb_20240329_233827
742024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113519
752024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113524
762024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113942
772024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113709
782024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113745
792024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113819
802024-03-23whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113639
812024-03-23whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species65fef2b46c187_20240323_113543
822024-03-20dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species65fb0e4102a63_20240320_122807
832024-03-20dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species65fb074410851_20240320_121843
842024-03-20whole_speciesgdb348List of datasetsList of species65fb074410851_20240320_121807
852024-03-20dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species65fb0ceb21914_20240320_122411
862024-03-20dist_spshapefile289List of datasetsList of species65fb074410851_20240320_121841
872024-03-13whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132740
882024-03-13whole_specieskml348List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132423
892024-03-13whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132716
902024-03-13whole_specieskml1041List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_133735
912024-03-13whole_speciescsv348List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_132415
922024-03-13whole_speciescsv1041List of datasetsList of species65f1df942708b_20240313_133404
932024-03-12dist_taxakml5609List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
942024-03-12whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65f06cf85831f_20240312_110405
952024-03-08whole_speciescsv2066List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_111545
962024-03-08dist_spcsv1922List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
972024-03-05dist_spkml507List of datasetsList of species65e75a6948931_20240305_124655
982024-03-04dist_spkml289List of datasetsList of species65e5a579ae9c9_20240304_054327
992024-02-29whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143149
1002024-02-29whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species65e0d7bb455bc_20240229_143257
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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.