Cetaceans sightings by boat since 2010
Mare Nostrum

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)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)30
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)9
All observations of species (whole_species)3
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
12024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile191List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
22024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile191List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
32024-04-25dist_spkml96List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174206
42024-04-25dist_spkml96List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174149
52024-04-25dist_spkml96List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174203
62024-04-03dist_spkml347List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
72024-04-03dist_spwms347List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
82024-04-03dist_spshapefile347List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
92024-03-12dist_taxakml208List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
102024-03-08dist_spcsv153List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
112024-03-05dist_spkml55List of datasetsList of species65e75a6948931_20240305_124655
122024-02-15dist_spcsv153List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
132024-02-15dist_spcsv153List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
142024-02-09pointsshapefile740List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
152024-02-09pointsshapefile740List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
162024-02-09dist_spshapefile220List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
172024-02-08dist_spshapefile347List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
182024-02-01dist_spshapefile347List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
192024-01-05pointsshapefile128List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_133454
202023-11-07whole_speciesgdb367List of datasetsList of species654a4610dde4c_20231107_092103
212023-11-07whole_speciesgdb367List of datasetsList of species654a4610dde4c_20231107_095138
222023-10-09dist_taxakml208List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
232023-10-02dist_taxakml208List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
242023-09-18dist_taxakml208List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
252023-09-05dist_spcsv55List of datasetsList of species64f73031c1008_20230905_095021
262023-08-29pointskml740List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
272023-08-07dist_taxakml208List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
282023-07-18whole_speciesgdb245List of datasetsList of species64b6b20b18898_20230718_114307
292023-07-10pointsshapefile367List of datasetsList of species64abd4945f747_20230710_055550
302023-07-06dist_spshapefile347List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
312023-07-06dist_spshapefile602List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
322023-07-06dist_spshapefile269List of datasetsList of species64a6beff81c8c_20230706_092401
332023-06-30dist_taxakml208List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
342023-06-19dist_spcsv208List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
352023-06-19dist_spcsv347List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
362023-05-28pointskml245List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002718
372023-05-28pointskml245List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002741
382023-05-26dist_spshapefile208List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
392023-05-15dist_spshapefile153List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
402023-05-15dist_spshapefile237List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
412023-05-15dist_spshapefile237List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
422023-05-15dist_spshapefile237List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
432023-03-27pointsshapefile367List of datasetsList of species6421e61734cfd_20230327_153717
442023-03-17dist_spshapefile220List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094803
452023-02-20dist_spkml153List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
462023-02-16dist_spkml602List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
472023-02-16dist_spkml602List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
482023-02-15dist_spcsv153List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
492023-02-15pointscsv245List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
502023-02-03dist_spshapefile602List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
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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.