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Tellus is a ground and airborne geoscience mapping programme, collecting chemical and geophysical data that will inform the management of Ireland’s environment and natural resources.

Tellus is undertaken by the Geological Survey of Ireland and is funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. All data from Tellus are made available free of charge online.

Tellus involves two types of surveying – airborne geophysical surveying using a low-flying aircraft and ground-based geochemical surveying of soil, stream water and stream sediment. Surveying activities for 2016 consist of airborne surveys in Waterford (May 2016) and Galway (June – autumn 2016), and a geochemical survey in the West of Ireland (May-autumn 2016).

To date, Tellus surveying has been completed in Northern Ireland (2004–2008), the border region of Ireland (2011–2013), the north midlands region of Ireland (2014–2015) and most recently the eastern midlands region (2015). Longer term, Tellus aims to complete surveying the entire island of Ireland on a phased basis, completing 50% by end 2017.

LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT

We’re currently flying in Galway and south Mayo including small parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary .

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Tellus ground survey teams are currently surveying in…

North Mayo.  West of Ballina and North of Newport and Castlebar.  During good weather they will mainly be focusing on the high ground and mountainous terrain.

Where the plane is flying…

Airborne survey of Galway, Mayo and neighbouring parts of Roscommon, Offaly, Clare and Tipperary is underway.

Survey is 18% complete.

Legend: Red Flight Line This week’s flight lines Blue Flight Line Flight lines completed

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