Kineis, a unique constellation

KINÉIS, new major player in French NewSpace, launches the first European constellation of nanosatellites and democratizes access to global connectivity (IoT). With the support of CNES, CLS: Collecte Location Satellites, announces the creation of a new subsidiary, Kineis. Kineis aims to become a major player in NewSpace and allow, by 2030, several million objects to

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. Experts acquire regular SAR images from European satellites Sentinel-1A, 1-B and the Canadian satellite RadarSat-2 (thanks to GIS BreTel) to measure its progress, and in particular high resolution wind. This ESA demonstrator project capitalizes on other R&D projects

ActInSpace 2018 : AIS challenge

ActInSpace is an innovation contest (Hackathon) initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 60 cities across 5 continents. This international event aims to bring together entrepreneurs, students, developers, creatives… For 24 hours, teams will work on challenges proposed by various companies, with the support of business and technical experts, to imagine products and services, based on spatial technologies/data,

CLS participates to the Marine Environment Protection Commitee (MEPC) in London

From 9 to 13 April, the 72nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Commitee (MEPC) take place at the IMO Headquarters in London. The five main topics of this meeting are: Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships Implementation of sulphur 2020 limit Ballast water management treaty implementation Measures to reduce risks of use and

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. All relevant French stakeholders have been attending the meeting (French Maritime Affairs, Governmental officials, Secretariat General de la Mer, French customs, Ministry of Justice, Maritime Police, NGOs…). More than 30 people, eminent representatives

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. It is then one of the worst oil spills in history that begins. Still anchored in the collective memory, the memory of Amoco Cadiz will be the subject of various events by March 31st. François Cuillandre, CEO

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. Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am At Cluster Maritime Français, 47 Rue de Monceau Paris 8ème Invitational event, Register here before March 14, 2018 to

Tracking of Sargassum by CLS

Since 2017 CLS collaborated with Nova Blue Environment to detect sargassum and predict landings in Guadeloupe and Martinique. Combining satellite images with the CLS drift model MOBIDRIFT, very large Sargassum rafts are located offshore near Guadeloupe and Martinique; their drift is forecasted and the time and location of landing is estimated. The aim being to organize a rapid collection to avoid inconvenience and damage