Service alert: Planned outages of GBIF.org and TDWG.org on 22-23 June

Users should expect and anticipate disruptions in web access and services for GBIF and TDWG next week.

Illuminated road traffic warning sign. Photo 2013 Neerav Bhatt 

Illuminated road traffic warning sign. Photo 2013 Neerav Bhatt via Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Our apologies in advance, but we expect disruptions in both GBIF and TDWG services next week, Thursday and Friday, 22-23 June 2017.

Partial outages may occur while we relocate the servers for GBIF’s and TDWG’s systems to a new data centre within the University of Copenhagen.

During this move, we anticipate that GBIF.org, demo.GBIF.org and the GBIF API will continue to operate on temporary servers, though user account creation, dataset registration and dataset crawling will all be temporarily suspended. The TDWG website and  all TDWG mailing lists are likely to remain offline throughout the outage.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will strive to reduce the disruption and its duration as much as possible.