Oil Spill Pollutes Philippine’s Waters and Coastline
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...
CLS and iceberg detection from space
Since January 15, 2023, CLS’ teams have been mobilized around the 14th edition of The Ocean Race to detect icebergs.
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.
Track your Fleet, Anywhere, Any Time with THEMIS
CLS offers smart and complete tracking solution providing end-to-end solutions for enhanced maritime operations
CLS, a leader in fleet tracking and compliance
CLS is a key partner in keeping your assets tracked anywhere at anytime, ensuring ship security and safety of life at sea.
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).
Route du Rhum: Drifting Sargassum located from space
With the detection of sargassum, CLS is writing a new page that testifies to its strong link with racing and sailing.
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.
Improving maritime transport Safety with Shiploc
June 25 is “The Day of the Seafarer”. The dangers they faced are real. CLS supports them with an anti-piracy system called ShipLoc.
Maritime operations monitoring in Indonesia
PT CLS Indonesia, CLS’ subsidiary, has innovated with an efficient control of fuel consumption adapted to local needs.
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
Nadia Maaref: “My unwavering goal? To lead my team towards excellence in maritime surveillance”
Nadia Maaref, CLS’ Head of Sales in Maritime Surveillance, comes back on her daily challenge: lead its team towards excellence.
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).
Ready to enhance your maritime surveillance? CLS is ready for takeoff
In 2022, CLS will continue and increase the development of its drone capabilities to better serve maritime authorities.
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.
Fall Special Offer on SHIPLOC VII SSAS Beacon
This season, we are delighted to offer a special sale with 20% off so you can equip your vessels with a CLS’ SHIPLOC VII certified SSAS Iridium beacon for less and safely sail on every maritime route including polar zones.
New Successful Drone Deployment from vessel with SwissDrones SDO 50 v2 VTOL platform
CLS, again with partner SwissDrones is proud to announce a new successful deployment of the amazing SDOv2 50 VTOL RPAS aboard Bourbon Offshores ‘Argonaute’.
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.
A drone able to deploy rescue raft to people in distress at sea
CLS & TEKEVER added a new life-saving capability to the maritime patrol AR5 drone: 8 person life rafts can be dropped to people in distress
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.
ISAT M2M end of life, replace your equipment with CLS
To ensure service continuity of your asset, CLS team proposes alternative solutions to the ISATM2M terminal.
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.
Vendée Globe: satellites monitor the threat of the icebergs and we adapt the AEZ accordingly
Hand in hand with the Vendée Globe Race Direction, faced with the danger of icebergs, the satellites are watching and the ZEA is adapted.
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.
CLS Response to COVID-19
In an unprecedented context, CLS is committed to providing its full support in the fight against the spread of the virus.
Worldwide shipping experienced a revolution on January 1, 2020 with the new IMO emission standards
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ships is a challenge faced by the shipping industry. How can drones help monitor ship emissions?
Arnaud Blanchard, Mr. Drone at CLS
Meet our team: Arnaud Blanchard, Mr. Drone at CLS. He manages the CLS’s Drones unit and the VIGISAT satellite imagery analysis team.
Vendée Globe 2020: CLS official partner and ice vigil
During the 2020 Vendée Globe race, CLS will support the skippers by monitoring the iceberg drift as they approach Antarctica.
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.
Jules Verne Trophy: CLS detects dangerous icebergs via satellite
Thanks to its ice detection expertise, CLS helps Spindrift attain the Trophy during the Jules Verne Trophy.
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?