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Have you heard of the Tellus survey? It may be relevant to you.

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Tellus is a ground and airborne geoscience mapping programme, collecting chemical and geophysical data that will inform the management of Ireland’s environment and natural resources. Tellus is undertaken by the Geological Survey of Ireland and is funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.  The next phase of the survey is due to start across counties Meath, Kildare, Offaly, rural Dublin and part of Laois and Wicklow. This will involve a small aircraft flying at a low level (60m) over rural areas. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry, however it may startle sensitive animals, particularly horses. The survey will start on 11th June 2015 and will continue for approximately 3 months

Advance notice: Low-flying aircraft

It may be relevant to you.

What?

An aircraft  will fly at a low level of 60m over rural areas collecting geological information. The aircraft will rise to 240m over urban areas. The white, twin propeller plane has a red tail, dark blue stripe, and registration  umber C-GSGF. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry, however it may startle sensitive animals, partcularly horses.

 If you are located in the survey area and feel your animals may be affected please contact us on: 1800 303 516.

 

Where?

Across counties Meath, Kildare, Offaly, rural Dublin and parts of Laois and Wicklow. The plane will turn over

neighbouring areas.

 

Why?

The work is part of the Tellus survey which is collecting geochemical and geophysical information on our rocks,

soil and water. The data will be freely available to all. The information will be used by the Geological Survey to make new geological maps, supporting environmental management, agriculture and natural resources ssessment.

When?

Summer 2015 (flight plans are subject to change)

Who?

The survey is being carried out by the Geological Survey of Ireland using Sander Geophysics Ltd. It is being unded by the Department of Communica

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