Most CIESIN and SEDAC Web sites and associated services will be unavailable on Wednesday, September 11, beginning at about 5 p.m. US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (2100 UTC). The shutdown will also affect CIESIN-hosted sites such as the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), the POPGRID Data Collaborative, AdaptMap, and the Jamaica Bay Water Quality Data Tool. The HazPop mobile apps for iOS and Android versions may also have reduced functionality, due to the lack of access to SEDAC′s open Web services such as the Population Estimation Service (PES). Externally hosted sites such as the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), the Data ANalytics and Tools for Ecosecurity (DANTE) resource, and the SEDAC map gallery on Flickr will not be affected.
We expect Web sites and services to be restored within about 4 hours, but no later than 8 a.m. EDT, Thursday, September 12.