[WEBINAR] SAMtool: observing and predicting Sargassum landings in the Tropical Atlantic thanks to satellites

In the context of the seasonal Sargassum presence in the Caribbean area, CLS is happy to present progress on the SAMTOOL Sargassum project.

How does EUMETSAT measure ocean temperature?


EUMETSAT and CLS are extending the TRUSTED programme of drifting buoys & measuring ocean temperatures using European satellites.

Monitoring Sargassum: Europe moves into operational mode

Sargassum seaweed is a scourge for health, fishing and the tourist economy in the Caribbean.

Locust invasion: EO helping farmers

CLS is helping local players to tackle locust damage using EO solutions. Focus on the European EO4SD – Protection of fragile states project.

Plastic Pollution – Science to the Rescue

We met Marc Lucas, an oceanographer at CLS who has developed a method for analyzing plastic drifting in coastal environments.

EuroSea: A new EU project to gather more knowledge for a sustainable use of the ocean

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Europe with its long coastlines, many peninsulas, marginal seas, gulfs and bays is closely interlocked with the ocean. In times

Measuring sea surface salinity with Europe’s SMOS satellite


Launched ten years ago, the SMOS mission was designed to map soil moisture and ocean salinity. This satellite mission provides

Sargassum monitored from space: A regional solution for the sargassum crisis

The Caribbean region has suffered intensely from the sargassum crisis. Economists estimate the cost of sargassum clean-up efforts at 120

Learn more about our satellite-based sargassum monitoring solution at Sarg’Expo

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Since 2011, CLS has been working on an operational service using optical and radar satellite sensors to detect sargassum and

Improving sea level anomaly and absolute dynamic topography data sets


Sea level anomaly and absolute dynamic topography are important climate variables. CLS is proud to provide these data sets to

The yin and yang: Satellite and in-situ observations to monitor our oceans


For nearly 40 years, satellites have provided continuous observations of the world’s oceans – in time and in space –

Celebrating 25 years of high quality, multi-mission altimetry Sea Level products


In 1997 the first homogeneous and user friendly Sea Level data set based on TP and ERS1 & 2 missions

Progress in global and regional sea level maps


CLS is proud to contribute key ocean data sets to Europe’s Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). One example is

Météo France chooses CLS with its partners I-sea and NBE to provide sargassum detection services in the French Antilles

As sargassum seaweed continue to invade Caribbean coastlines in 2019, Météo France has chosen CLS and its partners’ sargassum detection

CLS begins developments for oceanic drift models on NextGEOSS datahub

Many societal challenges listed in the UN Sustainable Development goals can be addressed by greater access to Earth Observations (EO)

Validating Sargassum forecasts with Sentinel-2 data

Since April 1st, a group of 40+ users have been testing the Sargassum detection and monitoring service developed by CLS

CLS drift model predicts sargassum landing in Dominican Republic

A sargassum landing was reported off the Malecón area of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on May 17th. This

Monitoring a massive sargassum mat in the Atlantic Ocean

CLS has detected a massive sargassum mat using satellite sensors from European satellites Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-2 and U.S. satellites Aqua

A major week for international ocean initiatives

The week of March 24th-29th 2019 has been a week of major importance for international ocean initiatives. From Monaco’s Ocean

CLS Operational Sargassum Monitoring Service ready for end-users


  Top of article, photo credit: Jean-Philippe Maréchal

CLS at 25 years of progress in radar altimetry

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From September 24-29th, the international altimetry community meets in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago, in Portugal for a triple

Monitoring typhoon Mangkhut from space


While super typhoon Mangkhut is heading towards southeast Asia threatening to make landfall, teams from IFREMER and CLS are monitoring

CLS wins contract with ESA to develop an operational Sargassum service in the Caribbean


In 2018, the consortium CLS-NovaBlue Environment (NBE) has been awarded a project with the European Space Agency, ESA, to implement

Kineis, a unique constellation

KINÉIS, new major player in French NewSpace, launches the first European constellation of nanosatellites and democratizes access to global connectivity

CLS contributes to World Meteorological Organization’s state of the climate report

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Experts agree: 2017 is one the three warmest years on record in the past 200 years. Global ocean heat content

ODYSSEA, increasing use of Metoc and In Situ data supporting decision making

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Since 26 July, all partners of the Odyssea project have access to the web platform. The first bricks were set

A new generation of surface drifters to calibrate satellite sensors

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Continuous improvements in satellite sensor technology means that ever more advanced sensors are being loaded onto the latest generation of

Copernicus publishes Ocean Monitoring Indicators data for the last 25 years


The European organization Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS), announces that Ocean Monitoring Indicators (OMIs), used to monitor the oceanic

ODYSSEA Project : integrated platform to observe the Mediterranean sea


The Odyssea project is a unique collaborative international project between all the countries with meditteranean coasts with 28 partners organizations

EO4Wildlife : a Platform for wildlife monitoring integrating Copernicus and ARGOS data

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The fourth EO4wildlife Newsletter has just been released ! Read the last newsletter CLS is a partner of the European

New in the Datastore

What's new in the Datastore  The catalogue is frequently updated with new datasets. Here are the latest datasets added, and

New in the Datastore


The catalogue is frequently updated with new datasets. Here are the latest datasets added (free and restricted access), and one coming soon.

NEXTGEOSS Summit June 22, 2017

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NextGEOSS is the next generation of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems. The H2020 NextGEOSS project, a European contribution

Image of the Month

Typhoon Haima struck Philippines on Oct. 19, 2016. Typhoons (as they are called in the Western North Pacific), hurricanes (North Atlantic and Eastern

Successfull launch of Sentinel-3

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With Sentinel-3, CLS plays the guardian of the water Tuesday, 16th of February, 2016,  at 19h (UTC), the European satellite Sentinel-3

The SWOT satellite

The main objective of the Swot satellite, is to meet the need for hydrological and oceanographic data.

Chlorophyll in the South Pacific

This is the Chlorophyll content in the South Pacific on 2015/11/19 observed with the VIIRS instrument on-board Suomi NPP satellite.

Sea turtle migration study

Dispersal and Diving Adjustments of the Green Turtle Chelonia mydas in Response to Dynamic Environmental Conditions during Post-Nesting Migration In

Indeso project, a case study

Infrastructure Development of space oceanography in Indonesia INDESO is a scientific program coordinated by CLS that aims at supplying to the