SkyTEM searching for water in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

SkyTEM water survey in New Zealand

SkyTEM is currently searching for underground aquifers in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Water resources are under pressure in the area, and the SkyTEM aerial technology is much more efficient than drilling holes. The technology can produce 3D maps down to 300 metres.

See the feature from 1 News here.









Announcement: New Sales Manager South America

SkyTEM CEO, Dr. Flemming Efferso, is pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Lombardo, Geologist M. Sc., Geophysicist Ph.D., has joined the SkyTEM Global Sales team effective today. Silvia will assume joint responsibilities as Regional Sales and Marketing Manager for South America.

Dr. Lombardo brings 26 years of experience in business development, project management, data processing/interpretation and many applications of ground and airborne geophysics in South America for mining and oil exploration as well as for groundwater and environmental issues.

Silvia is based in Santiago, Chile, and will help develop and support new Business opportunities with our clients and Governments throughout South America. Please join me in welcoming Silvia to SkyTEM.


Contact details:

Cell: +56-9-9871-3609

Thanks a million!

SkyTEM staff present a Certificate of Appreciation to their client SLN in New Caledonia as SkyTEM reached 1,000,000 kilometres of airborne geophysical data collected and delivered. Left to right are: Solvej Plenge Trautner (Project Manager SkyTEM), Pierre Pecheur (Pilot), Anne Raingeard (BRGM), Gwladys Lansun (SLN), Mohamed Kadar (SLN), David Nauss (Field Manager Devbrio/SkyTEM) and James Ball (Field Manager SkyTEM)

SkyTEM has mapped 1,000,000 km of the Earth











That’s equivalent to almost 25 trips around the world and all of it mapping with helicopters on all seven continents, safely and without incident or accident.

In 2004 SkyTEM launched breakthrough airborne geophysical technology that delivers highly accurate images of the earth from the very near surface to depth. Recognition of the technology grew quickly as scientists and resource explorers globally turned to SkyTEM for solutions to a wide range of subsurface visualization challenges.  Today SkyTEM proudly announces achievement of a major milestone: The collection and delivery of over 1 million kilometers of airborne electromagnetic data.

SkyTEM reached this point by attracting highly qualified and dedicated people to work in a culture of innovation and continuous improvement – and they engineered the best airborne geophysical mapping systems possible. The result is unparalleled technology available in a choice of systems suited for a wide variety of exploration objectives. As the success stories have spread, SkyTEM has also became recognized for their professionalism and focus on client needs.

Today SkyTEM is engaged by government agencies, resource exploration companies and environmental/geotechnical engineering companies worldwide. The company is transparent in what they do, they show their work.  Clients trust the earth data they receive and confidently rely on it to make critical decisions.

The 1,000,000-kilometre journey doesn’t stop here – this milestone is only the beginning and SkyTEM is excited to continue advancing the technology, its influence and its solutions.

“Thank you for relying on SkyTEM to satisfy your mapping requirements and we look forward to serving you in the months and years to come. We couldn’t have done it without our employees, customers and partners. To all of you, thank you.” Dr. Flemming Effersø, Chief Executive Officer, SkyTEM Surveys ApS.


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We deliver high quality data, faster.

SkyTEM is the leader in innovative airborne geophysical survey services. We deliver advanced data collection systems engineered to meet the High-Data-Density and High-Data-Quality requirements of earth scientists for a wide range of subsurface studies. SkyTEM pioneered calibrated dual moment technology for mapping the very near surface to great depths, concurrently, economically and consistently, with rapid acquisition and delivery speeds. The best solution for high-quality data, SkyTEM deliverables are robust and dependable enabling explorationists to build accurate geological models with confidence.

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Kavango Resources plc, Botswana: SkyTEM makes a huge difference

Chief Geologist Mike Moles from Kavango Resources states:

In the past, the main problem with the lower frequency surveys was noise. This was mostly due to the vibrations caused by the helicopter, and particularly that associated with wind-shear. After the disappointing depth penetration of the VTEM system, we learnt that the Danish company SkyTEM were claiming to have solved the noise issues with a 12.5 Hz frequency system. Further enquiries and endorsements by companies that had used the system convinced Kavango to see if this new system would be available for our Phase 2 survey.

 The added depth penetration of the SkyTEM system has made a huge difference to what we can “see” below the surface. It is like being able to see the whole body rather than just the top of its head.”

Read the entire Q&A article in Value The Markets here.


SkyTEM survey completed for White Rock Minerals

White Rock Minerals Ltd. announces the completion of their airborne electromagnetic SkyTEM survey in Central Alaska on their Red Mountain high-grade zinc and precious metals VMS project.

Read the entire press release from White Rock Minerals here.

SkyTEM survey in Alaska for White Rock Minerals

White Rock Minerals has contracted SkyTEM to conduct a 3,000 line kilometre airborne electromagnetics (AEM) survey commencing mid April. SkyTEM is projected to start within a fortnight, with this work having never been done across the entire project area.

Read the entire press release from White Rock Minerals here.

A SkyTEM312 HP survey to begin for Kavango Resources in Botswana

The survey will be flown with SkyTEM’s innovative new generation 312 HP (High Power) technology for deep exploration. This High Power system, with a peak moment up to 1,000,000 NIA, is optimized to provide an exceptional depth of investigation due to the high moment (HM) mode with high current and low base frequency of 12.5 Hz. This system has only been on the market since 2017 and therefore, represents a major advance in AEM systems.

Michael Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Kavango, commented:

“We are pleased to be able to announce the start of Phase 2 of the AEM Survey. SkyTEM’s new High Power system will allow us to investigate the potential for Cu-Ni-PGE rich sulphide orebodies at much deeper levels and with greater resolution than older systems”.

Watch the video on YouTube and read the news release published by Kavango Resources here.

SkyTEM airborne EM survey completed for Orion Minerals

A 148 km2 high-power SkyTEM airborne EM survey completed on the near-mine target area at Orion Minerals Prieska Zinc-Copper Project

The survey was flown with the highly innovative SkyTEM312 HP (high-power) technology for deep target imaging. This high-power system, with a peak moment up to 1,000,000 NIA, is optimised to provide exceptional depth of investigation, due to the high moment mode with high current and low base frequency of 12.5 Hz.

Read the entire press release from Orion Minerals (pp 5-6) published on 16 January 2019 here.

Preliminary results of the SkyTEM survey showing CH30Z response and location of known deposits



SkyTEM – mapping Antarctica to improve understanding of climate changes

See brilliant video at The Wall Street Journal.

SkyTEM takes the stage at the 6 min 15 sec mark.