CLS: A global leader in sustainable fisheries management

Over 90 countries use our sustainable fisheries management products and services.

CLS is a global company and a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and CNP, a European investment firm. Both shareholders work for the long term and share CLS’ vision and philosophy of using the latest space and data technologies to sustainably manage the Earth’s resources. We have been operating satellite systems and providing high value-added products and services since 1986.

In order to sustainably manage our marine resources and ensure a future for the related economy and food industry, CLS provides solutions to public and private stakeholders working in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

For over 30 years, CLS supports select, sustainable and responsible fisheries management. Our solutions combine expertise, consulting, technical solutions and services with four focuses :

  • Sustainable stewardship
  • Combating illegal fishing & aquaculture
  • Implementing sustainable management plans for fisheries
  • Supporting traditional and national fisheries
  • 24/7/365 assistance
  • 6 million VMS reports processed every day
  • State-of-the art security building with restricted access area
  • High availability data center with a SLA of 99,95%
  • 3 processing centers operational 24/7
  • Disaster Recovery Center hosted at the French Space Agency (CNES)
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Certified operators, systems & network administrators and application engineers ensure the highest services quality

CLS offers services for telematics and direct operational assistance to stakeholders in both the public and private sectors through its range of products & services.

CLS’s data processing centre delivers its bulletins worldwide, 365 days a year.

Development and marketing of products and added-value services are based on 5 strategic fields: sustainable management of marine resources, environmental monitoring, maritime security, optimized management of land vehicles, and monitoring services for the energy sector.

CLS provides recurring services involving 50 oceanographic parameters to the international scientific community with almost 1,500 users.

Oceanographers, climatologists and meteorologists from around the world are in direct daily contact with CLS.

At CLS, 100 scientists and engineers work on international programs such as SALP, Copernicus, GODAE and Climate Change Initiative. Their work helps further our understanding of ocean and climate phenomena.

30 years of satellite-based data collection

CLS uses data from 130+ satellites