Tellus is using harmonised, systematic surveying techniques across entire regions of the island of Ireland, producing seamless maps for a variety of end-users.

The coupling of airborne geophysics and ground-based geochemistry provides a richness of data which puts Ireland amongst the top countries in the world for the quality, breadth and availability of geoscience information.

Geochemical data

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Samples are collected from streams and soil and analysed for over 40 elements and compounds.

Geophysical data

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An aircraft flies at 60m taking measurements of the Earth’s magnetic field, gamma-ray spectrometry and electrical conductivity.

Tellus Research

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The Geological Survey of Ireland undertakes and funds research using the data collected and makes the data and research outcomes available free of charge online to all.

A programme of community engagement and stakeholder consultation accompanies Tellus surveying, to support survey operations and to ensure maximum uptake of the data for economic and societal benefit.

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