10 November 2020

Challenge: Make SPACE for a Sustainable Planet, powered by Kinéis & CLS

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Want to make a difference?
Do you want to help the planet? Or at least contribute to it?
Want to innovate usefully, to be an active member of the next world?
Want to use new technologies and NewSpace to make Earth a sustainable planet?

Do you like a Challenge?
Then the “Environment and Climate” challenge proposed by CLS and Kinéis, provider of ARGOS environmental data & services and Kinéis, operator of the ARGOS system is for you!


Within the framework of this challenge, CLS and Kinéis, give you access to a brand new spatial, near real-time, global, bi-directional, low power consumption connectivity using low-cost transceivers.

To take up this challenge, you just need to submit your project of innovation integrating ARGOS connectivity to the CLS/Kinéis committee.

Your application must be submitted. It must address an environmental or climate issue, be innovative, and lead to a new concept (see more details below in “some rules” section).

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Founded in 2019, Kinéis is a satellite operator and a global connectivity provider. It inherited CNES and CLS expertise from forty years of working with the Argos system and developed reliable technology that provides easy access to useful satellite data. In order to make life easier for professionals and individuals and to encourage them to use its product and services, Kinéis locates and connects objects wherever they are on the planet. It does this by deploying its full capacity for technological innovation to combine NewSpace and IoT.

CLS: Collecte Localisation Satellites
CLS is a global company and pioneer provider of monitoring and surveillance solutions for the Earth, created in 1986. CLS is a subsidiary of the French Space Agency (CNES) and CNP, an investment firm. Its mission is to create innovative space-based solutions to understand and protect our planet and to manage its resources sustainably. CLS employs 750 people at its headquarters in Toulouse (France) and in 28 other sites around the world. The company works in five strategic fields: sustainable fisheries management, environmental monitoring, maritime surveillance, fleet management, and energy & mining. CLS processes data from 100,000 transponders per month (such as drifting buoys, animal tags, VMS transponders, & LRIT tracking) and observes the oceans and inland waters (more than 20 instruments onboard satellites daily deliver information to CLS on the world’s seas and oceans). In addition, CLS monitors land and sea activities by satellite (nearly 10,000 radar images and several hundred drone flights are processed each year). Committed to a sustainable planet, CLS works every day for the Earth, from Space.