Tellus

Tellus

​​​The Tellus survey is a national programme to gather geochemical and geophysical data across Ireland – in other words, to examine the chemical and physical properties of our soil, rocks and water.

Tellus is undertaken by the Geological Survey Ireland and is funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. All data from Tellus is 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.

To date, Tellus surveying has been completed in Northern Ireland (2004–2008) and the border region of Ireland (2011–2013). Tellus airborne surveying has been completed in the north midlands region of Ireland (2014–2015), the eastern midlands region (2015), and most recently the west of Ireland (2016 -2017). Tellus is on track to complete surveying of the entire island of Ireland on a phased basis, completing 50% by end 2017.

Longer term plans for Tellus surveying will be announced in early spring 2018.

Find out more about our ground and airborne field operations and view our data products.

Airborne survey and ground survey will be commencing later spring 2018. More details to follow soon. ​

Tellus collects geochemical and geophysical data that will inform the management of Ireland’s environment and natural resources.

Tellus undertakes research with a range of collaborators in order to maximise the societal and economic benefits of the geochemical and geophysical data. Explore the themes to see how Tellus data is being used to benefit society.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geological-Survey-welcomes-inclusion-of-Geoscience-sector-in-Project-Ireland2040.aspxGeological Survey welcomes inclusion of Geoscience sector in Project Ireland 2040Geological Survey welcomes the inclusion of the Geoscience sector in the National Development Plan 2018-2027 as part of the National Strategic Outcome 9. 16/02/2018 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Tellus-on-RTE1-10-Things-To-Know.aspxTellus on RTE1 10 Things To Know About...Tellus to feature on RTE1 "10 Things To Know About..." Episode 1 Earth's Crust, on Monday 13th November, 8:30pm13/11/2017 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Logistic-regression-model-for-detecting-radon-prone-areas-in-Ireland----Science-of-the-Total-Environment.aspxLogistic regression model for detecting radon prone areas in Ireland. 01/12/2017 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/An-Economic-Review-of-the-Irish-Geoscience-Sector.aspxAn Economic Review of the Irish Geoscience Sector07/11/2017 00:00:00