SERVIR ISERV TEAM

Every 24 hours, the International Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth 16 times, providing a view of much of our planet's populated area. SERVIR put that vantage point to good use in 2013 and 2014 with a special camera, the ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System (ISERV). ISERV was primarily intended to help scientists gain valuable information about how a more capable future instrument might operate, but it accomplished much more. It acquired over 175,000 images of Earth, including critical disaster photos, many of which were made available to the International Charter for Space and Major Disasters for use in disaster response and assessment. Click the buttons below to explore the ISERV image viewer or watch a brief ISERV video.


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    Burgess Howell

    Burgess Howell

    Prototyping Lead / Lab Manager

    Burgess is a geographer by training with over 25 years of remote sensing and image processing experience. Lately, he has operated an Earth imaging system on the International Space Station. He enjoys travel, golf, and a good cigar.

      Jaganathan Ranganathan

      Jaganathan Ranganathan

      Research Scientist

      Jagan has more than 7 years of experience in design, development and operations of ISS remote sensing instruments. At SERVIR, he leads the payload operations of ISERV. He enjoys watching movies and reading books.

        Paul Tatum

        Paul Tatum

        ISERV Lead Systems Engineer

        Paul has been with NASA for ten years. His engineering background includes structural design, space flight payload operations and systems engineering. He manages the project and systems of the ISERV payload and is passionate about the service aspect of SERVIR’s mission.