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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