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/GSI-co-funding-EPA-research-pillars-on-sustainability-and-water.aspxGSI Co-Funding EPA Sustainability and Water Pillars Research TopicsThe EPA have published their 2018 EPA research call. This year the calls include three projects co-funded by GSI, two under the Sustainability pillar and one under the Water pillar. 27/05/2018 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/Tellus-Co-Funding-EPA-Sustainability-Pillar-Research-Topic.aspxTellus Co-Funding EPA Sustainability Pillar Research TopicTellus is delighted to be co-funding an EPA Sustainability pillar research topic (page 26) on natural and human-sourced #metals in the Irish environment and their linkages with health. Apply before 27th June for 12-month desk study funding.27/05/2018 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-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/ga-ie/publications/Pages/An-Economic-Review-of-the-Irish-Geoscience-Sector.aspxAn Economic Review of the Irish Geoscience Sector07/11/2017 00:00:00