Applications & Services

Observing our environment from space has revolutionized our understanding of the planet, and our ability to protect it.

CLS, a subsidiary of CNES and CNP, is a worldwide company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth since 1986. Our mission is to deploy innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet, and to manage its resources sustainably.

 

CLS works in 5 strategic areas of activity :

Environment & Climate Monitoring

Sustainable Fisheries Management

Maritime Surveillance

Mobility

Energies & Infrastructures Monitoring

 

We provides satellite services based on location and environmental data collection, observation of the oceans and continental waters, and monitoring of land and maritime activities:

  • 80,000 beacons per month (drifting buoys, animal tags, VMS beacons, LRIT tracking, etc.).
  • More than 20 instruments onboard satellites dailyNearly 130 satellites deliver daily information to CLS about the state of the planet and its activities.
  • Nearly 130 satellites deliver daily information to CLS about the state of the planet and its activities.
  • Nearly 10,000 radar images are processed each year.

VIGISAT, the 1st French civilian station for satellite radar images reception

Operated by CLS, VIGISAT is one of the main French stations for direct reception and analysis of high resolution radar images.

hanks to the Sentinel-1 satellite and the expertise of CLS teams, it is now possible to observe the Earth and obtain images from anywhere in the world.

VIGISAT antenna