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Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit
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The mission of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit (ESRS) within NASA’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division (ARES), Exploration Integration Science Directorate at Johnson Space Center is to become a recognized center for terrestrial remote sensing from the International Space Station (ISS), and a focus for regional remote sensing in support of climate adaptation science. ESRS provides operations and science team functions for handheld camera crew photography of Earth from the ISS, interacts with other ISS sensor teams and working groups, coordinates ISS remote sensing response to natural disasters and other dynamic events through interaction with the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

International Disaster Charter webpage
International Disaster Charter
NASA responds when a major disaster strikes an area
Regional Remote Sensing webpage
Regional Remote Sensing
Studies on climate change around the Houston area
Link to the Benefits to Humanity PDF
Benefits to Humanity
How research on the International Space Station benefits all
Science Toolbox webpage
Science Toolbox
Resources on Earth Science and Remote Sensing topics
Publications webpage
Publications written by scientists on various Earth Science topics
Link to NASA's Earthdata site
NASA's "Earthdata" site
Allows you to search multiple Earth-viewing sensors in one location

Current Missions on ISS