After a successful EON Geoscience Ltd mobilization to Narsarsuaq, South Greenland on 17 June 2012, the necessary local tests and calibrations of the equipment have now been carried out and the production flights have started on 20 June 2012. The aircraft is a Piper Navajo PA-31, registration C-FEON.
Narsarsuaq will be the base of operations for 2012. Weather and geomagnetic conditions allowing, the EON Geoscience aircraft will depart daily on measuring flights in the survey area along the coast of south east Greenland. After in-field corrections and processing, the data will be preliminarily delivered to GEUS for quality control. The final data base and maps will be delivered to GEUS by EON Geoscience Ltd in December 2012. The data will be confidential until March 2013 and EON Geoscience Ltd has received instructions in accordance with the contract not to show the data, maps and results to anyone, while operating in Greenland. The goal is to acquire some 50,000 Line km data in 2012.
GEUS will at regular interval give the status of the data acquisition at the GEUS home page and on this site.
The project is a joint research project for the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum and GEUS. EON Geosciences Inc. was chosen for the airborne operations in Greenland through an international open tender, in which eight different companies participated.