COVID-19 Update (April 2021)
The Western Arctic Field Center (WARC) will be providing limited field, logistic, and accommodation support to external researchers for 2021 field season (‘external’ refers to any individual who is not an Aurora College employee). External Researchers wishing to access WARC facilities or housing must abide by territorial chief public health order guidelines for entry into the Northwest Territories and have already completed any mandatory self-isolation (see link for up-to-date information). Access to WARC facilities or housing is scheduled through the Logistics Coordinator.
For information on entering Canada: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid
For information on entering the Northwest Territories: https://www.gov.nt.ca/covid-19/
For information on accessing WARC research facilities and accommodation, please contact us at Logistics@nwtresearch.com
If you have any questions about this message or about research support and logistic services at WARC, please contact us at Logistics@nwtresearch.com
The following provides a list of fees for services provided by ARI. Please note that some services may not be available at each of the regional research centres. Please contact the appropriate facility to discuss your needs and arrange your logistics.
|Fee Schedule (all prices in Canadian dollars)|
|Student and Postdoctoral Users(see Notes 1 & 2)||Daily||Weekly||Monthly|
|Accommodations (per research bubble)||200|
|Office / Lab Bench Space ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||45||267.75||1012.5|
|Meeting Room ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||100||595||2,250|
|Conference Room ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||250||1487.5||5,625|
|Other Canadian Users(see Notes 1 & 2)||Daily||Weekly||Monthly|
Accommodations (per research bubble)
|Office / Lab Bench Space ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||65||410||1658|
|Meeting Room ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||125||787.5||3,187.5|
|Conference Room ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||300||1,890||7,650|
|Non-Canadian Users(see Notes 1 & 2)||Daily||Weekly||Monthly|
|Accommodations (per research bubble)||350|
|Office / Lab Bench Space ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||85||565||2,295|
|Meeting Room ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||150||998||4,050|
|Conference Room ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season||300||2,328||9,450|
|All Users(see Notes 1 & 2)||Daily||Weekly||Monthly|
|Snowmobile(see Note 3)||125||700||2250|
|Outboard Motor(see Note 3)||60||336||1,080|
|Boat with Outboard Motor(see Note 3)||120||672||2,160|
|225HP Harbercraft(see Note 3)||150||840||2,700|
|225HP Hewescraft with hardtop cabin(see Note 3)||300||1,680||5,400|
|Snowmobile Trailer / Boat Trailer(see Note 3)||40||224||720|
|Rifles / Shotguns(see Note 4)||10||56||180|
|General Field / Camping Equipment(see Note 5)||10||56||180|
|Auger Power Head||25||140||450|
|YSI Pro Plus Water Quality Sonde (see Note 6)||50||280||900|
|Satellite Phone (see Note 7)||20||112||360|
|Winter Vehicle Plug-in Fee||15||105||450|
|Theoh 360 Camera||15|
|Insta360 Pro Camera||50|
Airport Pick-up/Drop-off Flat Rate ** Service discontinued for 2021 field season
|Technician Assistance (see Note 8)||425|
|Call out Flat Rate (see Note 9)||200|
|Lost Key Fee||150|
|Chemical Disposal Flat Rate (see Note 10)||500|
|Row House Cleaning Flat Rate (see Note 11)||100|
|Conference Room Cleaning Flat Rate (see Note 12)||250|
|Warm Storage Flat Rate (see Note 12)||400|
|Cancellation Fee (see Note 13)||1 full day/item|
|Administration Fee (see Note 14)||10%|
|International Customs/Brokerage Admin Fee Flat Rate||250|
|Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Sensefly eBee RTK)||350|
|UAV Pilot/data processing||600|
|DJI PHantom 4 Pro||35|
|Leica GS14 GSP (1 rover, 1 base station)||90|
|UAV Computer post-processing and storage||25|
|Arts & Crafts and Technology Manufacturing Centre||Daily||Monthly||Annually|
|Prepared, Unburnt Screen||25|
|Custom Colour Mixing||30|
|Per-item, Per colour, Ink Cost||0.25|
- Accommodation, office and equipment rental discount rates are based on 7 days for the weekly amount and 30 days for the monthly amount. Rentals must be for consecutive days to qualify for the weekly and monthly rates.
- All equipment rental rates are based on the minimum daily rates only; damage or loss of equipment will incur additional costs.
- In order to rent snowmobiles, outboard motors, and boat/motor sets, users must have a valid operator’s license. Evidence of completion of a snowmobile safety course, or a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card, must be presented at the front desk before equipment will be signed out.
- In order to rent, handle or store firearms at WARC, users must have a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence. This must be presented at the front desk before firearms will be signed out.
- General field/camping equipment is any piece of equipment that is not motorized and is not listed separately on our equipment list.
- This YSI measures temperature, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. Researchers are responsible for ensuring that the YSI is calibrated before heading out into the field.
- Satellite phone rental rates do not include airtime or usage fees. These fees will be billed to the user.
- Technicians are available to assist with your fieldwork at a rate of $425 per normal working day (7.5 hours total). Fieldwork in excess of 7.5 hours per working day will result in a charge to recover costs for overtime hours. Overtime hours also apply to field support on weekends and local/national holidays.
- A minimum flat rate call out fee of $200 will be charged for requests made outside of business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and for arrivals on evenings, weekends or holidays.
- No long term chemical storage is available at WARC. All chemicals are to be removed by the user, or they will be disposed of at the user’s expense ($500 per chemical regulated by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act).
- If substantial cleaning of a row house is required after a group checks out, a flat cleaning rate of $100 per person will be charged. If substantial cleaning of the conference room is required after a group checks out, a flat cleaning rate of $250 will be charged.
- Long-term storage of materials and equipment is available at WARC via prior arrangement with the Manager. Warm storage in the WARC loading bay costs $400 per year.
- A cancellation fee of one-full day charge on each item in the fee schedule reserved will be applied for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to booking.
- A 10% administration fee is applied to recover costs for services performed by ARI for: 1) purchases that the agency makes on behalf of a third party, 2) shipping costs charged to ARI’s freight account and 3) brokerage fees.