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Voyage Manager helps international expeditions keep on track

last modified Aug 22, 2013 02:42 PM
Voyage Manager, an ideaSpace member that provides web-based travel tracking, management and security services, is supporting two international expeditions.
Voyage Manager helps international expeditions keep on track

Voyage Manager

The technology company helped Polar Bears and Paddleboards. The project was a multi-day expedition to Greenland, the aim of which was to paddle 100km through the Sermilik Fjord. Voyage Manager’s role was to keep track of progress and to update followers in real time as to their location. Voyage Manager supplied the expedition team with a waterproof and impact-resistant satellite tracker phone which allowed them to communicate with the outside world and automatically provide their exact location at any time on a specially created map webpage – this would also be useful in the event of an emergency.

The company will also be providing a satellite phone and map webpage to the Row the Amazon project in September, where two men will row the entire length of the Amazon river –  2,077 miles from Peru to the Brazilian coast – in the space of about six weeks. If successful, this would be a world first.

Voyage Manager was founded in 2010 by John Scott, a software engineer, and is based at ideaSpace West. It has now grown to five core employees and has several partnerships with satellite technology, communication services and travel information providers. The idea for the web-based travel tracking and security services provided by John's company arose from his own experiences of travelling in remote places and encountering difficulties.

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In the image from left to right: Christian Bunke (Voyage Manager), Mark de Rond (Row the Amazon), Justin Miles (Polar Bears and Paddleboards) and Anton Wright (Row the Amazon).

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