The Langebaan/Saldanha Bay Groundwater Survey in South Africa begins

SkyTEM searching for water in the Langebaan/Saldanha Bay area, Western Cape

SkyTEM searching for water in the Langebaan/Saldanha Bay area, Western Cape

SkyTEM is currently conducting an airborne EM geophysical survey funded by the Saldanha Bay Municipality in collaboration with the Institute for Water Studies. This survey’s objective is to understand the geology and groundwater resources in finer detail which will aid in the attempt to manage groundwater resources in a sustainable manner. Article available here: https://sbm.gov.za/wp-content/uploads/Pages/Notices/Langebaan-Road-3D-Aquifer-Mapping-Project.pdf

SkyTEM on survey

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SkyTEM technology finds drinking water in Surat, India

A SkyTEM survey conducted for the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) in India has located abundant freshwater beneath Tapi riverbed, which means that the city of Surat may never face drinking water shortage in future.

Read the entire article in Times of India here.

USGS to map groundwater in Arizona with SkyTEM

Residents and visitors of the Grand Canyon West and Truxton/Peach Springs areas may see a low-flying helicopter towing a large hoop hanging from a cable starting on or around March 10, 2018, and lasting approximately one to two weeks. The low-flying helicopter will collect and record geophysical measurements for scientific research conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Read the entire article and see maps at USGS’ website: https://www.usgs.gov/news/media-advisory-low-flying-helicopter-survey-groundwater-near-grand-canyon-west-and-peach

Photo by USGS

 

SkyTEM groundwater survey for the USGS near Grand Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is studying the groundwater resources of the western Hualapai Reservation and Truxton Basin in northwest Arizona.  The study area is adjacent to the Grand Canyon, where surveying will occur above the south canyon rim on the tablelands of the Hualapai Plateau and in the Truxton Basin near Peach Springs.  The airborne geophysical data, to be acquired by SkyTEM Surveys, are intended for rigorous inversion and will be used to develop a detailed hydrostratigraphic framework to support USGS groundwater modeling efforts and local water-resource management in this arid desert region.

SkyTEM launches two new revolutionary helicopter TEM systems

Light-weight carbon fiber frame

SkyTEM continues to deliver new technological advancements to the airborne EM industry with a combination of superior survey economics and exceptional exploration capabilities. The systems are designed to minimize costs and maximize results and will assist water agencies, geotechnical engineers and mineral exploration companies face and solve 21st century challenges.

The newly engineered SkyTEM306 HP and SkyTEM312 HP (High Power) systems are mounted on a revolutionary rigid and lightweight carbon fiber frame.

Learn more about the new break-through technologies here:

The new systems are specifically designed to:

  • Reduce exploration costs by combining fast flying (up to 150 km/h) with light-weight frames
  • Provide quick data turnaround so you can make survey decisions in real-time during surveys
  • Explore deeper and at higher elevations
  • Significantly improved signal-to-noise ratio achieved with higher dipole moment light-weight systems
  • Improved characterization of geology and conductors

Please contact SkyTEM for further details about the benefits of the two new revolutionary helicopter TEM system.

SkyTEM – Your partner in airborne geophysics.

Swedish Geological Survey continues to locate groundwater

The Swedish Minister of Trade and Industry, Mikael Damberg, inspected the SkyTEM survey for groundwater this week. The Swedish Geological Survey (SGU) has commissioned the survey, and the Project Manager Peter Dahlqvist expects that the data acquired will correspond to approximately 45,000 drillings and will provide valuable information about where to find new acquifers and hence drinking water.

Previous surveys over Öland and Gotland have proven valuable for finding groundwater that has become a scarce commodity in parts of Sweden.

Read more in the article in Metro (in Swedish) here: https://www.metro.se/artikel/jakten-p%C3%A5-grundvatten-g%C3%B6rs-fr%C3%A5n-luften-xt

SkyTEM mapping groundwater in Surat, India

SkyTEM is currently mapping aquifers for the Surat Municipal Corporation with the help of the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). The aquifer mapping survey is carried out over river Tapi and will provide knowledge of the exact location of aquifer, its size, quantum of water it can store, recharge points and French Well.

Read more about the groundwater mapping in Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/surat/surat-first-to-undertake-aquifer-mapping-study/articleshow/61028417.cms

Airborne geophysical survey of Yellowstone National Park

Subsurface survey helicopter over Basin Bay

Photo by Yellowstone National Park

The United States Geological Survey (USGS), University of Wyoming and Aarhus University in Denmark are applying the SkyTEM method to collect data over portions of Yellowstone National Park.  The objectives of the airborne survey are to map lithological variations and structural controls on groundwater flow within the Park to delineate zones of cold fresh water, hot saline water, steam, clay and unaltered rock to gain a better understanding of Yellowstone’s myriad hydrothermal systems.  The high quality data collected by the SkyTEM312 time-domain electromagnetic system data are intended for rigorous inversion and interpretation of the 3-D hydrogeologic conditions of the subsurface and will provide the first subsurface view of Yellowstone’s hydrothermal systems, tracking the geophysical signatures of geysers, hot springs, mud pots, steam vents and hydrothermal explosion craters to depths in excess of 1,000 feet.

The engineering built into SkyTEM technology is centered on the ability to deliver airborne data comparable to data collected by calibrated ground geophysical instruments.  SkyTEM has carried out several surveys for the USGS in California, Montana, Nebraska, Colorado, Washington and Alaska.  Over the last decade SkyTEM has completed many groundwater projects for governments, scientific organizations and private industry world-wide.

Read more about airborne geophysics.

More photos and video available from News Media.

Geophysical survey to uncover Yellowstone’s subsurface mysteries

The USGS has published a press release on the new study investigating groundwater from the air. Follow the link.

Much more media about the project:

Wyoming Public Media: Scientists Use Electromagnetic Technology To Examine What Lies Beneath Yellowstone

Winona Daily News: Researchers seek to find Old Faithful’s underground plumbing

KTVH: Yellowstone beneath the surface

 

 

 

Water survey in California

California is suffering from drought and lack of drinking water. That is the reason why the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the California Water Resources Control Board, has contracted SkyTEM to conduct an electromagnetic geophysical survey of the subsurface in Southern San Joaquin Valley. The purpose of the survey is to protect all waters and monitor the groundwater that has the potential to be a source of drinking water and to characterize and monitor risk zones.

The survey is scheduled to start end September.

Read further in the press release from the USGS here.

SkyTEM survey