A full blown university course might be over the top, perhaps some training at the manufactures level for the specific equipment that is actually installed. They just collect and send the data they do not do the interpretation. Send a few 20 yr old high school grads down and one month or so they are fully qualified on the equipment.
Remote is what you want. Remote means no contamination of the data from nearby human settlements.
Then you better upgrade the village facilities to something from this century.
My point was moving it to a place people already live at. that cuts the expenses (getting things there and then back out again), the $1.5M better not be the ****ing wages alone for a handful of people.
I only questioned the spending on the basis of are we getting value for the money or are we just creating government jobs? Ton came up with enough good reasons to persuade me that it should be kept. At least for now. Actually I am fairly impressed that this facility can be runby a government department for a million bucks a year. Unless there are hidden costs in some other budget.
It's 15 kilometers from Eureka. There are people there year round. $1.5
million is operating expenses...how do you figure that is only salary? That
makes even less sense than your other posts...
As someone who is involved in agriculture and the politics of agriculture I would like to
inform you, that this government is cutting science and research in almost every field.
The Pacific Agricultural Research facility in Summerland BC has seen a substantial
reduction in funding. They are in fact entering or getting ready to enter into a science
cluster format. The language suggests they are going to privatize the whole works over
The worst thing that could happen, government needs to be involved scientifically for
the good of promoting advances in Canada and for the social and industrial development.
Turning this over to the private sector means they will only concentrate on what makes
money for them and to hell with everything else and that is a drawback over time.
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