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-showcasing-projects-at-EGU-2020.aspxGSI showcasing projects online at EGU 2020The annual European Geological Union (EGU) General Assembly usually brings 16,000 attendees to Vienna for one of the largest geoscience meetings in the world. This year it moved online for EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online from 4 – 8 May, Geological Survey Ireland participated in a number of sessions, listed below with links to abstracts06/05/2020 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/GSI-Tellus-Project-donates-lab-PPE-to-St-James-Hospital-.aspxGSI Tellus Project donates lab PPE to St James HospitalFollowing an urgent appeal from doctors in St James Hospital, Dublin, seeking donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) from people working in various industries including food and pharmaceuticals, GSI Tellus project donated lab PPE.31/03/2020 23:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Geochemical-Characterization-and-Geochemically-Appropriate-Levels-for-Soil-Recovery-Facilities.aspxGeochemical Characterization and Geochemically Appropriate Levels for Soil Recovery Facilities27/02/2020 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/ga-ie/publications/Pages/Tellus-Geochemical-Soil-Sampling-Campaign-2019--Project-Report.aspxTellus Geochemical Soil Sampling Campaign 2019 16/12/2019 00:00:00