Have you heard of the Tellus survey? It may be relevant to you.
Conducted by the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI), the Tellus survey collects geochemical and geophysical data on rocks, soil and water across Ireland.
The latest phase of the survey involves an aircraft flying at a low height over eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford and will be in the air from mid-April 2016 for 3-4 weeks (weather permitting). The Tellus website – www.tellus.ie – is updated weekly with the planned flight schedule.
The aircraft will fly at a low level of 60 metres over rural areas (approximately eight times the height of a standard two storey house), rising to 240 metres over urban areas. The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry; however it may startle sensitive animals such as horses, pedigree cattle, sheep-in-lamb and poultry flocks
As it is vital to raise public awareness of the project, particularly amongst farmers and animal owners – the Tellus team is delivering an ongoing communications campaign in the region. 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. You can also follow Tellus on twitter, @TellusGSI
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Low flying Tellus plane surveying Waterford area in Spring 2016. Concerned about your horses/livestock? Contact 1800303516 to discuss.
Low flying Tellus survey plane over Waterford from mid-April 2016. For more info visit www.tellus.ie or call info line on 1800303516
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The Tellus survey, collecting the latest geological information across Ireland, is due to commence its next surveying phase in the Waterford area from mid-April 2016. An aircraft will fly at a low height (60m) over eastern Waterford, parts of southern Tipperary, Kilkenny and western Wexford.The sound of the plane is similar to that of a passing lorry; however it may startle sensitive animals such as horses, pedigree cattle, sheep-in-lamb and poultry flocksIf you have concerns, particularly if you own sensitive livestock, you can contact the Tellus Freephone information line on 1800 303 516 or visit www.tellus.ie
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Low-flying plane in air for @TellusGSI. Find out more: www.tellus.ie / Call 1800303516 #City/town
Sensitive livestock? Low-flying @TellusGSI plane over #Waterford Spring16. For more info call 1800303516 / visit www.tellus.ie
Tellus Waterford Survey more information here.