Viewing Ireland From The Air


RAY SCANLON, Principal Geologist with the Geological Survey of Ireland talks to Noel McGuinness about the Tellus survey.

Tellus employs a low-flying aircraft to collect geophysical information on the properties of soils, rocks and waters below gound. Flying at 60 m, the aircraft is able to sense geological properties not apparent from conventional mapping techniques, effectively ‘seeing through’ Ireland’s often deep glacial deposits and extensive peat and soil cover. This method of acquisition is the most rapid and cost-effective means of acquiring regional-scale geophysical data for supporting geological mapping, mineral exploration, radon risk mapping and geothermal energy exploration.

The Geological Survey of Ireland carried out an airborne geophysical survey of counties Meath, Kildare, rural Dublin, Offaly and parts of Laois and Wicklow during 2015.

Duration: 9'50" DATE: September 25, 2015
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Ray Scanlon
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Tellus, Geological Surveys, Geological Society, Geothermals, Radon, Soil, Peat
LocationNorth Dublin Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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