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Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit

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).

To view the Earth Observations Minibook, visit our Minibook PDF (Requires a PDF reader such as the one here.)
For more information about Crew Earth Observations, visit the ISS Mission Page for Crew Earth Observations.
For a list of publications on astronaut photography of the Earth, visit our Scientific Publications page.