The Vendée Globe and Space

Geospatial data serving the Vendée Globe race

CLS team watching the arrival credit CLS

The geospatial data of South seas are captured by altimetry and radar imagery satellites,and  processed, analyzed by the CLS teams in France. Thanks to the VIGISAT station, these allow to detect the icebergs and to provide the safest routes of navigation to the direction of race of the Vendée Globe. The satellite tags on the ships allow to give information about the navigators position.

Satellites make it possible to establish the safest routes and locate navigators. Soon, they will be able to give information on the size of the waves. The French Space Agency (CNES) and the Chinese Space Agency (CNSA) are collaborating on the CFOSAT program on this way.


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