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.