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TOPSOIL spin off

25 June 2021 - Published by Jens Uvijn

The Dutch Scientific and Technical Research Centre TNO has carried out a multidisciplinary study into the structure and origins of the Peelo Formation in the area of the Drenthsche Aa. The study was commissioned by the Province of Drenthe and the waterboards of Hunze en Aa’s and Noorderzijlvest as a spin off to the TOPSOIL project.

 Work was carried out in the period June 2020 to January 2021 and builds on the knowledge and experience gained during the TOPSOIL project. Besides the data accumulated using the SkyTEM technology, supplementary probes were placed, enabling the collection of high-resolution seismic data. Furthermore, information gathered from existing probes, drillings, boreholes and seismic measurements were used to complement the information.

 The Peelo Formation is known for its heterogeneous character. To map the complexity of the underground structure, three detailed research profiles were constructed using the various information sources available.