Arctic explorer kept safe and connected thanks to Inmarsat

03 December 2015: Inmarsat supported intrepid explorer and artist Cory Trépanier during his Into the Arctic: The Last Chapter expedition, painting and filming the unseen wilderness landscapes of the Canadian Arctic.

Journeying over 24,600 spectacular kilometres (15,286 miles) across Canada and back, Cory visited nine Arctic communities during the seven legs of his trip.

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Cory’s plan during the two-month voyage was to add another 20 paintings to his original Into the Arctic Collection and also produce a film sharing his experience against the backdrop of the dramatic landscape.

Safety features

Throughout Cory was able to stay safe and connected thanks to Inmarsat’s IsatPhone 2 mobile satellite phone and IsatHub smart connectivity service, which Inmarsat provided for the duration of the trip, along with unlimited airtime.

The rugged IsatPhone 2 handset offers reassuring safety features – an emergency assistance button which sends GPS location data and a text message to a pre-set contact number, as well as a tracking capability which transmits location information.

The small and compact IsatHub terminal enabled Cory to connect to his own smart device to talk, text, access the Internet and apps in areas where there is little or no cellular and fixed networks, so that he could bring the Canadian Arctic to a worldwide audience.

Regular updates

Cory used our connectivity to send back regular updates for his Into The Arctic field journal page – including blogs, photos and videos – as well as to update his social media channels on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

The expedition follows on from Cory’s first 2006The Arctic project, when he created a collection of 50 oil paintings over a number of years during three extensive Arctic expeditions, with the aim or preserving landscapes seldom seen or painted on canvas.

On his fourth Arctic journey Cory will explore and paint in Aulavik and Ukkusiksalik National Parks, bringing works from all seven Canadian Arctic national parks to his painting collection.

Read about his latest expedition and how our connectivity helped in our latest blog post.