Geoscience Australia is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition for the Upper Darling Floodplain airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, in 2022 (Figure 3). Covering an area almost half the size of Tasmania with 25,000 line km of high-resolution data, the survey results will provide unprecedented detail of the top 300 m of ground for groundwater and salinity mapping investigations across the floodplain. Data from the survey will be released in late August 2022.
The survey was flown by SkyTEM Australia Pty Ltd using their helicopter-based system. The program was acquired without safety incidences or significant stakeholder engagement issues over a 3-month period.