CLS invites you to a satellite activity on the 18th November, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CET. This activity will complement the upcoming event “A Clean Ocean”.

The core event will be hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

drift of a buoy from Bengawan Solo in 2020The satellite activity “Tracking Marine Debris and Waste” aims to present and discuss the opportunities provided by satellite telemetry systems to both locate and track marine debris & waste.

The activity will provide you with an understanding of marine plastic debris trajectories and behavior that enables governments, local authorities, NGO’s and other organizations tackling plastic, and other marine waste, to set up appropriate strategies and measures to reduce the impact of plastics on the marine environment.

Who can participate?

This satellite activity is open to anyone interested in understanding the transformative science being used to move from the ocean we have to the “Ocean We Want”.

About Ocean Decade Laboratories

The Ocean Decade Laboratories are a creative, interactive platform to support action for the Ocean decade around the globe. They are a virtual catalyst of action for the Ocean Decade with four goals:

  • Catalyse action for the Ocean Decade
  • Showcase Ocean Decade Actions
  • Strengthen dialogue
  • Communication & outreach

About CLS

CLS, word recognized expert in satellite data and services, is a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and CNP. CLS is a worldwide company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth since 1986. Its mission is to deploy innovative satellite-based monitoring solutions to understand and protect our planet, and to manage its resources sustainably. There are currently +800 people employed at CLS at its headquarters in Toulouse (France) and in its 29 offices around the world.

CLS processes environmental data and positions from over 100,000+ beacons each month, as well as ocean and inland waters observations. CLS uses over 80 satellite instruments on a daily basis, to provide a large variety of value-added services to institutes, governments, agencies, companies, NGOs, EUROPEAN agencies, etc.