SkyTEM Surveys is a Danish airborne geophysical company with more than 12 years of experience in the mapping water resources. SkyTEM is an innovative and technologically advanced helicopter-borne geophysical system specifically designed to map buried aquifers. This unique technology, capable of mapping the top 500 metres of the Earth in fine detail in in 3 dimensions, was conceived and developed in Denmark, a country with a reputation for environmental care and R&D. SkyTEM has helped geological organizations and government water agencies on seven continents unearth a wealth of information about their aquifers and aided their understanding of how geology and mankind can affect, and be affected by, groundwater resources. Since its launch in 2003 SkyTEM has also been employed globally for resource exploration and for environmental and engineering investigations. Hydrogeology divisions of governments worldwide routinely employ SkyTEM technology to map their water resources. Clients include:
The exploitation of freshwater resources, population growth and the impacts of climate change calls for water management based on sound knowledge and sustainable practices. This White Paper covers the Danish approach to Integrated Water Resource Management and addresses complex water challenges.
Climate change is affecting global rainfall patterns and water distribution. Since there is approximately 100 times more groundwater on Earth than fresh surface water, it makes sense to exploit groundwater as a source of water. The aim of this white paper is to share some of Denmark’s technologies, tools and methods for groundwater mapping and hydrogeological modelling.