Worldwide leader in providing innovative Earth monitoring and surveillance solutions to protect our Planet and manage its resources sustainably

Value-added solutions in Earth observation
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Founded in 1986 by CNES (France’s national space agency), CLS is a worldwide company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth. Its mission is to deploy innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet, and to manage its resources sustainably. Headquartered in Toulouse, the group employs 720 people and benefits from a global footprint.

The company operates in five strategic areas of activity: sustainable fisheries management, environmental monitoring, maritime surveillance, fleet management, energy & mining. The company notably provides satellite services based on localization and collection of environmental data (100 000 beacons processed each month, drifting buoys, animals, fishing and commercial fleets, road transport, logistics…), ocean and inland waters observation (more than 20 instruments onboard satellites provide daily information to CLS on the world’s seas and oceans), and the monitoring of land and sea activities (close to 10 000 radar images are processed each year, while optical imaging and drones are also technologies used by CLS).

CNP invested in CLS in 2020 alongside CNES, remaining a significant and strategic shareholder, and the management team to support the company over the long term in its continued growth and international efforts to protect the planet and its resources.