Observing our planet from space has revolutionised understanding and protection of our environment. At the core of this system: Argos beacons, altimeters for ocean observation, space radars which monitor maritime regions. The CNES subsidiary operates and/or processes data from more than 80 instruments on board nearly 40 satellites.
Through its renowned expertise and experience acquired more than 20 years of operating satellite systems, CLS is a major contributor to global efforts in the field of environmental monitoring, sustainable management of marine resources and maritime safety. Our solutions offer direct operational support to government, institutions and industries working in these areas.
CLS's forward-looking vision is turned toward guaranteeing quality of service to customers at all times. Our teams strive constantly to provide the best service and obtain the most accurate environmental data. Because the more we understand about Earth's mechanisms, the better we can predict its evolution and safeguard its natural resources.
CLS, a subsidiary of CNES (French Space Agency), IFREMER (French Research Institute for exploration of the sea) and several French financial institutions, offers satellite services in location, environmental data collection and ocean observations and monitoring to a broad range of professionals including: government, industry and the scientific community.
Within this context, CLS works in close collaboration with CNES, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), ESA (European Space Agency), MDA (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd), Eumetsat (Organization for the Exploitation of meteorological satellites), JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and INPE (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais).
CLS is an international corporation with 330 employees: 250 at company headquarters in Southwestern France, near Toulouse, and 60 at its offices and subsidiaries around the world.