The airborne geophysics survey was completed in July 2012. The survey was an industry-standard low-level survey, comprising measurements of magnetic field, radiometrics and electrical conductivity. The line spacing was 200m and the flight direction 345 degrees, to correlate with existing surveys in the region.
A seamless cross-border dataset with Northern Ireland has been produced allowing detailed interpretations of the data in the border region. Research projects, based at Dundalk IT and Queens University Belfast are using the geophysical data to investigate soil-carbon, wetlands hydro-ecology and groundwater pollution plumes.
The geophysical data will be a valuable tool for improving geological maps, managing peat resources, understanding environmental radioactivity and promoting mineral exploration as well as other areas of research and planning.
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