What measures are in place to conserve iNaturalist’s observations and identifications in the event of a catastrophe, such as:
- A server breakdown due to software error, ageing hardware, natural disaster, cyberattack, etc.
- The liquidation of iNaturalist due to funding cuts, loss of user engagement, or some other unforeseen reason.
These are uncomfortable but important scenarios to prepare for. Is everything backed-up regularly on secure hard-drives? If so, would iNaturalist be able to be restored from such a backup if necessary? If iNaturalist ceases to exist, would the data be able (both technically and legally) to be imported into an alternative scheme?