CLS group 18/09/2017

CLS acquires SIRS and stakes out a position in the field of satellite observation and monitoring of continental land masses

CLS, the French satellite services provider, has announced the acquisition of SIRS (Systèmes d’Information à Référence  Spatiale  [Information   systems   for space-related   purposes),   a  French  company   founded   in  1989, specialising in the production  of geographical data from optical or aerial satellite  images. CLS is a subsidiary  of CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales), Ardian (the independent private investment company) and IFREMER (Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer).
Thanks to this acquisition, CLS – which already specialises in environmental monitoring – has further broadened its service offer and is now able to provide customers with enhanced solutions in the field of continental monitoring. Through its 25 offices and subsidiaries, CLS will consolidate its offer in Europe and develop its activity around the world with new services such as support for agriculture, regional planning, sustainable forest management, water resource management, and emergency mapping (in the event of flooding, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, etc.). With the acquisition of SIRS, CLS consolidates its position as an international provider of satellite services for the protection of the environment.

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