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Technocracy of Argaea
|Constituent Country equivalent||Burgoignesc Overseas Territory Assembly|
|Geographic Designation||Polar Burgundie|
|• Omega Engineer||Ryan|
|• Prime Engineer||Dave|
The Technocracy of Argaea (commonly known as Argaea) is a small technocracy on an island in the south of the Audonian Ocean. The nation is lead by a team of engineers of which are lead by the Omega and Prime Engineer. Argaea is funded by Burgundie as a research expedition.
Due to the province's technological and engineering basis, it is the sole technocracy. The province is not lead by people who are elected but instead by those chosen by an algorithm that statistically tracks their technical ability to manage the nation and assigns, at will, the most appropriate leader. The head of these engineers is the Omega Engineer who is known only by Ryan. The second lead engineer is called the Prime Engineer, who is known as Dave.
Argaea is a four island cluster above the Antarctic continent. In the winter it is common for these islands to be connected by pack ice.
In the year 2016, Argaea released it's first finished project in the form of an international time database. The project helped synchronize time across all the nations in a standardized format and help synchronize all calendars that use the Argaean format. The calendar format was announced to Burgundie as the first finished project, and is now accepted by many nations as an acceptable standardized time format.
As of 2021, Argaea is working on a central database to store information over all countries in a unified format. The project is still ongoing as of 2027 but is expected to be finished within the next decade.
Argaean Seed Bank
The Argaea Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on Argaea. The technocracy’s directorate started the vault to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds that are duplicate samples, or "spare" copies, of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. The seed vault is an attempt to ensure against the loss of seeds in other genebanks during large-scale regional or global crises. The seed vault is managed under terms spelled out in a tripartite agreement between the Government of Burgundie, the Argaean Technocracy, and League of Nations.
The Government of Burgundie entirely funded the vault's approximately $8.8 million construction. Storing seeds in the vault is free to end users, with Burgundie paying for the majority of the banks operational costs.