Pacific Region Retreat - Qualicum Beach BC, 1983 *

* could be 1982 or 1984

Second photo (below) of Regional HQs and Weather Centre Building, 1982

Back row (l to r):  Gary Wells, Mert Horita, Jack Mathieson, David Grimes, John Luckett.
Middle row (six, staggered):  Merv Tinck, Steve Nikleva, Kirk Dawson, Will Hayward, David J Phillips, Peter Haering.
Front Row (five):  Fred Herfst, Norm Penny, Walter Frymire, ?, Roy Wilson (communicator).

(photo credit: Fred Herfst)

Pacific Regional HQs and Weather Centre Building, 1982
Story and photo were originally published in the May / June 1982 edition of Zephyr

The appearance of this white disk fronting Airpon Square Building in south Vancouver shows that progress is being made towards the opening of the Pacific Weather Centre's GOES Satellite receiving station.  Although the first data was processed in late 1981, the full system with capability to receive, enhance, display and animate GOES imagery becomes operational this fall.  There will be an official opening ceremony and Environment Minister John Roberts is scheduled to attend.

The disk is installed on the patio adjacent to the Pacific Weather Centre, housed on the second floor.  AES Pacific Region Headquarters is located on the seventh floor. The new satellite station was built by MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates of Vancouver and forms a major part of the Pacific Area Data Syatem (PADS), using new techniques of weather olserving in the northeast Pacific.

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