CLS, a subsidiary of CNES (French Space Agency) and Ifremer (French Research Institute for exploration of the sea) develops since 1986 satellite services in location and environmental data collection, space oceanography and radar detection. With a staff of more than 300, in France and abroad, CLS offers to a broad range of professionals including: government, industry and the scientific community, services in three major domains: environmental monitoring, maritime security, and management of marine resources. Since 20 years, CLS has been involved in the definition, specification, development and operations of the ground processing as well as in the quality control and calibration/validation aspects of nearly all the altimetry missions that have been or are currently in operations. CLS has also a broad experience in satellite data processing sea surface temperature, ocean colour and radar imagery as well as in in-situ data processing (ARGO float, drifters, and tide gauges). CLS is both involved in research and development activities (multi-mission algorithms improvement, ocean observations validation and combination) and in operational oceanography (GMES Myocean project, AVISO/SALP) and services for endusers (fisheries management, off-shore industry, shiprouting).
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