Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS)


CLS was established in early 1986 as a subsidiary of CNES (French Space Agency) and IFREMER (the French national agency for the study and management of marine resources). CLS started an activity in satellite altimetry in 1990 with the creation of the CLS Space Oceanography Division. About sixty engineers and scientists now work in this division. The division is involved in numerous projects in remote sensing, oceanography and operational oceanography.