CLS, a French satellite-services specialist, has acquired Woods Hole Group, a company specialized in sustainable and resilient solutions for coastal sciences and engineering, applied ecology, oceanography and measurement systems.
By acquiring Woods Hole Group, CLS can now offer complete solutions including field equipment and services, data analysis, modeling, environmental assessment and related expertise to its customers.
Christophe Vassal, CEO of CLS said: “We have great expectations regarding the success of the future services that will benefit from the synergy between CLS and Woods Hole Group. We have complementary products, solutions and services. While Woods Hole Group brings expertise in coastal and ecological expertise, and sub-surface measurement systems, CLS offers 30 years of experience in ocean surface observation, data collection, data processing and data dissemination.
“We are already strongly involved in measuring the impact of climate change (calculation of sea level rise, observation of a changing ocean, tracking of mishandled fauna) and we complete this observation by the local and coastal climate change modeling expertise of Woods Hole Group. This fusion of capabilities meets CLS and Woods Hole Group client needs which are increasingly demanding.”