ARGANS (Applied Research in Geomatics, Atmosphere, Nature and Space) Limited is an independent customer-oriented industrial company of highly skilled and innovative scientists and engineers bringing state of the art research to solve industrial, operational and scientific requirements. It was established as a Private Limited SME Company in the United Kingdom in 2007. The shareholders, including ACRI-ST and the University of Plymouth, have representatives who sit within a board of directors. Its Managing Director is Dr Samantha Lavender; an Earth Observation (EO) expert who has worked in the field for over 15 years and is involved in both the UK and International research community. Mr. Derek Jacobs is the Administrative Director who comes from an international business background and so is responsible for business development/exploitation and overseeing administration.