The MV Princess Empress, carrying 800,000 liters of industrial fuel oil, sank on February 28th off the coasts of Oriental Mindoro Island, southwest of Manila (Philippines), spilling its cargo of...
High Seas Treaty: UN Makes Historic Deal to Protect International Waters
"The ship has reached the shore," conference chair Rena Lee announced at UN headquarters in New York shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, to a round of applause from delegates. The first...
From volcanic ash to oil pollution to sargassum to icebergs: a sharp view from space
The submarine volcano East of Epi Island (Vanuatu) erupted on January 31st. On February 2nd, strange objects were observed floating close to the eruption site on both Landsat and Sentinel-2 images....
Visit to CLS Brest by French Secretariat of the Investment
The SGPI, Secrétariat Général à l'Investissement, in charge of France 2030, toured the French region of Brittany for two days to meet the academic and industrial players and discuss their strategic...
International Customs Day: CLS hand in hand with customs officials and agencies to guarantee the sovereignty of their waters
Customs Day: CLS is proud to renew its unwavering support to customs agencies in their duty of keeping borders safe all across the world.
CLS is attending MRST 2023 trade fair from 1st to 2nd February in London
CLS team will be at MRST showcase to present our innovative domain awareness solutions for maritime reconnaissance and surveillance.
Innovation at the Heart of the CLS’s Process: Vision and Expertise for Maritime Surveillance
Interview of Guillaume Hajduch, Head of CLS’ Innovation Unit for Maritime Surveillance, who takes part into the innovation strategy.
SAR-MPC: Keeping the Sentinel’s eyes open on our seas and oceans worldwide
As part of the Copernicus program CLS has been associated since 2012 as the prime contractor of the SAR Mission Performance Cluster (SAR-MPC).
EFFECTOR EU 2020 Project: Final Event
The EFFECTOR consortium announces its final hybrid event which will take place on September 15, 2022, in Toulouse, France
Follow CLS at 2022 World Satellite Business Week (WSBW)
Join us on September 16, 2022 at the WSBW 22, which underlines the opportunities of the satellite communications & satellite imagery sectors.
Let’s talk drones and maritime security with Jim Sharples
Meet our team! Interview of Jim Sharples, engineer in charge of drone solutions at CLS. His specialty? Aeronautics, and drones specifically.
Combatting IUU Fishing in Chilean waters with MAS
The IUU fishing industry is a real concern and monitoring and enforcement is a significant challenge. This is precisely what CLS’ ‘MAS’ system provides.
Illegal discharge, a common threat with disastrous ecological cost that can be mitigated by satellites and drones
Relying on main radar satellite constellations and RPAS capabilities, CLS delivers in-depth analysis based on SAR imagery and in-situ drone data, detects and identifies oil slicks
Meeting with the Delegation of French Polynesia at CLS Brest
In the context of the One Ocean Summit, CLS welcomed in its premises in Brest a Polynesian delegation to talk about maritime solutions.
Follow us at the One Ocean Summit from February 9 to 11 in Brest
On the occasion of the One Ocean Summit, CLS can welcome you in Brest for a visit of the VIGISAT station (demonstration of analysis process).
With MAS, CLS mobilizes more than 300 satellites to monitor maritime areas worldwide
With its Maritime Awareness System (MAS), CLS mobilizes more than 300 satellites to monitor maritime areas worldwide.
SwissDrones and CLS Group Deploy SDO 50 V2 Unmanned Helicopter for Maritime Operations
SwissDrones and CLS Group deploy SDO 50 V2 Unmanned Helicopter for maritime operations to enhance maritime surveillance.
CLS: your daily partner for Maritime Domain Awareness and Maritime Intelligence
For more than 30 years, CLS has been working hand in hand with maritime authorities worldwide, for safer and more peaceful seas.
CLS and TEKEVER, a European drone manufacturer have signed a new contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency for maritime surveillance by remotely piloted aircrafts
This innovative contract with the European Maritime Safety Agency includes the deployment of lifeboatsand many new sensors.
Oil Spill in California: What can we see from Space?
Yesterday, the southern California beaches were affected by a massive oil spill, causing large pollution off the coast. The oil spill originated from a broken pipeline and spread more than half a...
CLS is attending SEMANTIC 2021 event organized by the French Navy
Our team is currently in Toulon to present CLS’ capabilities in maritime surveillance, using satellite and drones’ data.
Oil Spills: When every minute counts
CLS helps locating oil spill enabling time critical decision making with an unquestioned level of security and reliability.
Fighting pollution at sea: Each year, more than 15,000 images are analyzed by CLS’s experts
Solutions exist to combat pollution at sea, and it is from space, thanks to the satellites and drones that CLS deploys as a complement.
Fight against illegal fishing in Ecuador
Ecuador, like many other countries, aware of the need for surveillance and protection of their EEZ has placed their trust in CLS.
EFFECTOR H2020: EFFECTOR workshop on Interoperability in Maritime Situational Awareness
A successful online EFFECTOR workshop to present the project’s results produced so far to 100 participants.
CLS analysts investigate oil spill off Corsica from space
An oil spill has been detected at sea near Corsica, France, visible on satellite radar images, CLS is investigating.
The French Navy’s TRIMARAN III contract, which relies on CLS, mobilizes more than 300 satellites to monitor the French maritime space
The French Navy’s TRIMARAN III contract, which relies on CLS, mobilizes more than 300 satellites to monitor the French maritime space.
International Day on the fight against IUU fishing
Illegal fishing means millions of tons of fish caught every year, one fish out of 5 that ends up on the shelves has been caught in an unregulated way. CLS has, for many years, been committed to fighting this environmental, human, economic and ecological plague.
Tautkae storm: Barge in distress off the coast of Bombay, the shipwrecked trigger their Cospas-Sarsat system
With more than 260 people on board a barge sets off its Cospas-Sarsat beacon during the Tauktae storm south of Mumbai on 17th May 2021.
Saving lives with the Cospas-Sarsat system by Bruno Chazal, or the praise of diplomacy
CLS operates the French Cospas-Sarsat Mission Control Center (FMCC). Interview with Bruno Chazal, Cospas-Sarsat France’s representative.
EFFECTOR EU H2020 Project: The power of data to boost maritime surveillance
Safer, more secure and cleaner seas and oceans is a prime concern. Securing the maritime domain is obviously essential to protect the EU’s strategic maritime interests. The EU-funded EFFECTOR project will boost maritime surveillance and improve decision support.
CLS is attending digital Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology (MRST) 2021 trade fair from 3rd to 4th February
Meet the CLS team on MRST 2021 from 3rd to 4th February to talk about Maritime Domain Awareness platform and RPAS solutions.
Position: iceberg hunter
As the 2020 Vendée Globe’s skippers enter the Southern Ocean, icebergs are the ultimate danger to avoid. Meet Jimmy Viard, CLS radar analyst.
Hydrocarbon Pollution Alert in Mauritius
Pollution alert in Mauritius following the sinking of the MV Wakashio, who was carrying 200 tonnes of diesel and 3 800 tonnes of heavy oil.
How can drones help monitor maritime zones?
Drones are easy to deploy and facilitate critical operations at sea. CLS’ drones offer a capability to monitor activity at sea.
The Strait of Hormuz: How do satellites help maritime authorities?
The Persian Gulf, specifically the Strait of Hormuz, the maritime corridor between Iran, the UAE and Oman is one of the world’s most politically sensitive areas, and a major global bottleneck for...
What are the main challenges facing navies, customs, coastguards and other maritime security organizations?
Come see us at the Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology Conference in Rome, Italy, from 5 to 6 February 2020.
Publication by the French Navy’s MICA Center (Maritime Information Cooperation & Awareness Center) of the 2019 worldwide report on piracy and robbery
Piracy and armed robbery at sea, endanger the safety of crew and goods carried. This threat can be monitored thanks to CLS’s real-time Maritime Awareness System (MAS).
The Sinking of the Erika, 20 Years Later – “The authorities were almost blind… today they can see everything”
December 12th, 1999, the oil tanker Erika sanked off the coast of Brittany. Since, what has changed in the fight against maritime pollution?
CLS is attending Interpol World in Singapore, 2-4 July 2019
CLS is proud to introduce at Interpol World Singapore its brand-new Maritime Awareness System, a unique state-of-the-art platform for maritime intelligence.
European Space Week, Marseille, 3-6 December 2018
How Space is Making Maritime Surveillance Faster and Smarter? CLS was at the European Space Week 2018 in Marseille.
French Assises de l’Economie de la Mer: CLS Highlights
CLS was at the French Assises de l’Economie de la Mer. How Maritime Defence contributes to research and industrial and civil progress?
The French ‘Assises de la Mer’ – Starting Today for 2 Days of Workshops on the Blue Economy, in Brest, France
Vincent Kerbaol, CLS Brest, will speak in a workshop scheduled on November, Wednesday 28th about the Artemis project, Kinéis and CLS’ innovations.
Tracking HurricaneLane by satellite as it approaches Hawaii
The CLS Group and Ifremer in cooperation with ESA have tracked HurricaneLane by satellite since August 18th.
ActInSpace 2018: AIS challenge
CLS proposes a challenge: think of potential new applications that could use the data provided by a combination of “Open data & AIS”.
France well coordinated to efficiently support fight against pollution at sea
CLS together with the Cluster Maritime Français, organized on March 21st, a presentation of the space-based technologies to fight effectively against the maritime pollutions.
40 years after the sinking of the Amoco Cadiz
40 years ago, facing the municipality of Portsall, the supertanker Amoco Cadiz, releases 220000 tons of crude oil.
Which technologies for the fight against marine pollution?
CLS organizes with the Cluster Maritime Français a breakfast of exchanges on the stakes and the contributions of the space-based technologies to fight effectively against the maritime pollutions.
Tracking of Sargassum by CLS
Combining satellite images with the CLS drift model MOBIDRIFT, very large Sargassum rafts are located offshore near Guadeloupe and Martinique.
CLS, ready to take on the challenge of blue growth
In a meeting organized with representatives of the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, Nicolas Hulot, French Minister of Ecology, set blue economy targets in a key phrase: "We must accelerate" This event...
CLS participates to the Air Paris Show 2017 to promote space and maritime applications
The Paris Air Show 2017 “Salon du Bourget” is a privileged moment to describe the new activities and the potential offered by space solutions. In the current context of digital transition, space...
Maritime & Port Authority Singapore (MPA) awards CLS to host and operate the Singapore LRIT National Data Center
CLS is pleased to announce successful start of operations for the Singapore LRIT NDC, on behalf of Singapore Maritime & Port Authority (MPA).
Maritime surveillance workshop in Kuala Lumpur, December 1st, 2016
CLS gathered in Kuala Lumpur about 25 persons, representing 4 countries, from maritime authorities. Presentations have been given about state of the art of technologies for maritime surveillance by...
CLS will participate to the Lomé SUMMIT on maritime security
The seas and oceans are a significant resource of considerable value to Africa. In this context, the Togolese government is organizing a series of events to run alongside the African Union...
Maritime piracy: a collaborative approach
Workshop Towards an EU Maritime Piracy Information network The DG MOVE/CLS workshop “towards an enhanced maritime piracy information network” was held on 16 & 17 February 2016 in CLS...
Towards an EU piracy information network
Piracy response and prevention has become a crucial mission for governments, international organizations and ship-owners alike. The European Commission (DG MOVE) has awarded an 18-month contract to...
CLS awarded contract to provide SAT-AIS Solution to Peruvian Navy DICAPI
CLS is pleased to work with satellite AIS data provider ExactEarth Ltd to provide SAT-AIS services to the Peruvian Navy (DICAPI). For over 30 years CLS has been providing customized maritime...
Acquisition of Horizon Marine Inc.
With the acquisition of Horizon Marine Inc., CLS has entered the American market for services to the offshore oil industry. CLS, the Toulouse-based ocean-monitoring group, has staked out a position...
Maritime piracy: A collaborative approach
Meet us during the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 95th session, organised by IMO, from 3 to 12 June 2015.
CLS, The first French collaborative SENTINEL-1 receiving station
VIGISAT becomes the first French collaborative station and will continue to provide data and products with near real-time positioning services and sea states measurements for maritime surveillance applications.