A death defying descent into one of the most dangerous and remarkable places on earth reminded Sam Cossman that life’s too short not to spend it pursuing his passion for adventure fulltime. In November 2014, he quit his tech job in San Francisco to take a leap
FIlmmaker, Explorer, Technologist
Sponsored by Kenu.com, Sam joined by a team of cross disciplinary experts, including award winning videographer Conor Toumarkine, drone pioneer Simon Jardine, volcanic explorer Brad Ambrose, and PhD astrobiologist, Jeff Marlow 1200 feet to the depths of Vanuatu’s Marum crater while leveraging technology to advance the scientific goals of his expedition.
In an unprecedented exploratory application of drone technology, and in partnership with DJI and Pix4d, they successfully surveyed and mapped the crater to scale generating the first of its kind 3d rendering of the world’s most active and inaccessible lava lake.
In partnership with Sensum and Wearable World, Sam wore a hardware device that used lie detector technology to record his emotional response. The data visualized a biometric thumbnail that depicts the physiological and psychological affects of his experience.
Time zero (red-hot) lava samples were collected with the goal of better understanding how microbial life colonizes newly formed earth and will help to inform how life could exist in other extreme environments on our planet and beyond. Full info on my youtube video description.
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GoPro, DJI Drone with gimbal mounted GoPro, Canon 5D,
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Shot in the country /Island Nation of Vanuatu on the island of Ambrym.