ARGANS is a small company of scientists and software developers based in Plymouth, England, with other offices in Brest, Toulouse, and Sophia-Antipolis, France, as well as Valencia, Spain; it is a member of the ACRI group which comprises two companies in France, one company in Luxembourg, and one company in Canada (Rimouski, Québec).

With a yearly turn-over of approximately 20 M€ and a yearly growth of approximately 20% in the last 5 years, the group has key clients which include the European Space Agency (ESA) and the directorates of the European Commission, as well as space companies such as Thales Alenia Space, Airbus or OHB, local communities, survey companies, etc.

We are currently involved in the operations of the Payload Data Ground Segments (PDGS) of the Copernicus satellite missions (Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3), and the SMOS satellite mission (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity), as well as the design of the new COPERNICUS Satellite missions projects such as CHIME, CO2M…, and the pre-feasibility studies of a marine litter detection satellite. In addition, the company works in the downstream sector of remote sensing in coastal mapping, nautical charting using Satellite Derived Bathymetry, monitoring coastal erosion, HR weather forecast models, aeronomy, etc. In its Luxembourg facility, it has the biggest data base of EOs from satellites in Europe, courtesy of the government of Luxembourg, with a private cloud of some 3000 nodes to reach 7000 nodes for our own business.

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"Working at ARGANS has given me an excellent start to my career in Remote Sensing research and the opportunity to undertake a work-based PhD. The breadth of projects on offer means there's always something new to learn!"

James DelaneyEO Scientist - ARGANS

"The work ethic is one of collaboration. No problem is ever your own and will always be met with interest and empathy from other staff to solve as a collective and utilize skillsets from across the rest of the team. I am fortunate enough to acknowledge the team at ARGANS as not just my colleagues but also my friends."

Harry CookEO Scientist - ARGANS