The 2017 expedition will only be carried out with the permission, and co-operation of the Hamlets and Hunters and Trappers Committees of Sachs Harbour, Paulatuk, and Tuktoyaktuk, as well as the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and DFO.
Confirmed 2017 expedition partners and supporters include: the Canadian Museum of Nature (in-kind support), Students on Ice Foundation (expedition support), and the Canadian Museum of History (access to archival images and sounds for the film). Our objectives, route and timing are being coordinated with the Canada C3 expedition project as we will be going to some of the same places.
inReach Canada has loaned us their first two-way satellite communicator, inReach, which will allow us to track our expedition in near real time to a map insert on this website!
The device will also allow us to stay connected with family and colleagues anywhere, even where the cell phone doesn’t work.
Thank you Henry’s, Ottawa for your donation of a GoPro Hero 3 camera, and generous discounts on our needed camera accessories!
TSC "The Sealift Company" of Ottawa has contributed $1000 for the search voyage!
TSC is a transportation and logistics provider serving Ottawa, Dorval and Montreal corridor, with much service to the Arctic. They also do customized crating sea, air or land.
Aklak Air of Inuvik has given a generous reduction in air fare, for three expedition crew, from Inuvik to Sachs Harbour. Thank you Aklak Air!
Canadian North has also given us reduced fares from Edmonton to Inuvik.
Thank you Aklak and Canadian North!
On behalf of the Ambassador [of Norway] I would like to thank you for your information about the commemorative Arctic Expedition. As you know polar exploration holds a special place in Norway and is an important part of our national identity. We value the bonds that polar expeditions have created between our two countries through history and still do today.
I wish you the best of luck with this exciting expedition and will follow your website for updates.
Jan-Terje Studsvik Storaas
Royal Norwegian Embassy