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Tellus Low-flying Aircraft - Geological Survey

Date Released: 08 June 2015

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

Conducted by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, the Tellus survey will be collecting the latest geochemical and geophysical data  on rocks, soil and water across Ireland this summer.

 

The survey, due to commence on the 11th June 2015,  involes an aircraft flying at a low height over counties Meath, rural Dublin, Kildare, Offaly and parts of Laois and Wicklow.  An on the ground team will also be conducting  a soil and steam survey , starting in counties Mayo and Galway.

 

The aircraft will fly at a low level of 60m over rural areas (approximately eight times the height of a standard two storey house), rising to 240m over urban areas. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry, however it may startle sensitive animals, particularly horses or pedigree cattle.

 

As it is vital to raise public awareness of the project, particularly amongst local communities, equine organisations, farmers and animal owners, the Tellus team has been delivering an ongoing communications campaign in the region, which includes full details of survey operations. If you have any  concerns about the survey, particularly if you own sensitive livestock, or if you are interested in finding out more about the project,  you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 303 516 or visit www.tellus.ie

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