Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and faster. Why – and what might it mean for the rest of the world? In September 2016, NASA scientists went to Greenland to better understand what’s causing the ice to melt so fast.  In this cutting-edge virtual reality experience created with photogrammetry, videogrammetry, CGI and 360 video, people can have the experience of being in Greenland – standing in the water in front of a glacier, flying at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface to see what NASA’s studies are revealing.

Climate change is warming the Arctic more than twice as fast as anywhere else on the planet. One of the most serious consequences is sea level rise, which threatens nations from Bangladesh to the U.S. But exactly how does melting Arctic ice contribute to sea level rise?
— Scientific American
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Photogrammetry

In one of the scenes, the user stands over arial photogrammetry of a glacier. 

The sea ice acts as a blanket on top of the ocean, protecting the water from incoming solar energy and atmospheric heat...
— Eric Rignot, Jpl Nasa Galciologist

Nasa Boat

This VR experience was made in partnership with Nasa Jpl glaciologists, Eric Rignot and Joshua Willis. This is the Nasa boat on which were made many of their experiments.

...it matters greatly—the disappearance of that blanket disturbs the whole Arctic system.
— Eric Rignot, Jpl Nasa Galciologist

Videogrammetry

Using 8i technology, we captured Josh and Eric in volummetric video and created their holograms. When the user puts on the headset he can walk around Josh and Eric and listen to them as if they were there.

Virtual reality lets us experience story in an embodied way that reflects more closely how we experience the real world. It disrupts the frame and puts the audience on scene, displacing the privilege of the director and offering the viewer personal engagement with one of the most pressing issues facing society.
— Nonny de la Peña, CEO and founder of Emblematic Group