As partners of the ocean sciences community for more than 30 years, CLS – and its U.S. subsidiary, Woods Hole Group – are pleased to attend Oceans 2019 in Seattle, from October 27-31st. This event, dedicated to global maritime professionals, provides an opportunity to learn, innovate, and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our Oceans. Please stop by our Booth #333 to talk about your current and upcoming projects and learn more about our satellite telemetry and ocean sciences offer. We hope to see you there!


Satellite telemetry

CLS & Woods Hole Group provide a range of Argos & Iridium airtime and value-added processing solutions to obtain remote, high frequency ocean observations from around the globe and has contributed to all the major international oceanography programs since 1986.

CLS will promote the future of ocean satellite telemetry at Oceans 2019, with two major revolutions in this critical sector:

  • Bright future for Argos with Kinéis, a subsidiary of CLS, that will add 25 nanosatellites to the ARGOS constellation in 2022, a low-power and low-cost system with miniaturized transmitters (already available – KIM1-beta),
  • Iridium Next, the new generation of Iridium satellites that gave birth to a new set of services, allowing greater data speeds and facilitating data exchange protocols for autonomous systems, such as gliders, AUVs, and USVs, which are a growing component of the overall ocean observing systems.


Ocean sciences

CLS is a world leader in Altimetry data processing, and contributes to major French and European ocean data production initiatives. CLS also collaborates with ocean observing systems (such as ARGO) in order to validate & calibrate in-situ measurements.

Our group of 90+ oceanographers produce data for the major European and international ocean data networks, such as Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and AVISO and DUACs with the French Space Agency, CNES.

In addition, CLS is a leading project manager, breaking new ground in ocean observations by combining satellite telemetry expertise, in-situ measurements, and cross calibration/validation with satellite measurements, an expertise which is demonstrated in the following projects:

  • MELOA (H2020): wave drifters & satellite altimetry data
  • TRUSTED (COPERNICUS/EUMETSAT funded): high resolution in-situ SST on SVP drifters & satellite SST

We hope to see you there!