The installation process has begun for the new weather stations that are being erected across the territory and local technicians are being trained on how to install.
The technicians being trained are from the Department of Disaster Management and the BVI Airports Authority.
An engineer from Canadian equipment manufacturers, Campbell Scientific Incorporated, is conducting the training free of cost, government has said.
The engineer will not only train technicians in istallation but will also assist with the programming of the stations, which will be used to measure temperature, wind, and humidity in the territory.
“Eighteen weather stations are currently being installed to capture critical data that will be used to ensure that accurate information on impending weather and changes in climate can be captured and adequately assessed,” local disaster management authorities said in a media release this week.
They added: “The technicians will be updated on the various communication options and meteorological equipment needed to allow for maximum functionality on all weather stations.”
The weather stations are to assist with overall disaster management and preparedness in the British Virgin Islands.
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