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 the 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.

Our activities include ground survey, airborne survey, producing factsheets and other products.

Airborne survey of Co Mayo and Co Donegal was completed on the 4th October 2017. Ground survey teams will be operating through autumn 2017.

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/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/World-Soil-Day-2019.aspxWorld Soil Day 2019Soil and subsoil information at Geological Survey Ireland05/12/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Geoscience-2019.aspxGeoscience 2019 - Geoscience for Climate ActionGeological Survey Ireland flagship conference brought together over 200 industry leaders, academia and government scientists, and policy experts to discuss geoscience activity in Ireland and how the community can focus efforts to deliver the objectives set out in the Government's Climate Action Plan. 08/11/2019 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Dublin-City-Geo-Environmental-Challenges-as-addressed-by-Geological-Survey-Ireland.aspxDublin City Geo-Environmental Challenges as addressed by Geological Survey Ireland10/07/2019 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/GSI-2017-Short-Call-Campanya-A-new-digital-database-of-Irelands-electromagnetic-fields-to-mitigate-against-space-weather.aspxA new digital database of Ireland's electromagnetic fields to mitigate against space weather24/06/2019 23:00:00