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SCIENCE MEETS PRODUCTION
IN THE 'MOUTH OF HELL'

In a one of a kind expedition blending science, technology and storytelling, we partnered with the Nicaraguan Government, QWAKE Exploration and GE to explore the Masaya Volcanic Crater in Managua, Nicaragua. Located just 20 miles from the capital city, this is the world's newest formed lava lake. It's volatility represents a clear and present danger to more than half a million residents living in the city and surround areas.

Volcanic craters like this one are some of the least hospitable and least understood corners of earth. Our mission was complex; using the latest tools and scientific technology, we would deploy sensors and personnel deep into the bowels of the Volcano to better understand the Volcanic and Seismic activity brewing just below the surface. The data we gathered would be fed into a central database, and might one day provide an early warning detection system for the people of Managua.

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Working with an industrial rigging crew, the expedition constructed a 3,200 ft zipline into the crater

Masaya is one of the few volcanoes in the world with an active lava lake, and the thousand-degree temperatures and fragile earth make studying it challenging.
— Popular Mechanics
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