We work together to reduce impact
Aviation Noise Impact Management through novel Approaches (ANIMA) is a comprehensive research project which addresses a critical issue for Europe: aviation noise. People living in communities are directly affected by aviation noise around Europe’s 45 major airports. The ANIMA project will seek to directly improve the lives of these people whilst also supporting policymakers, researchers and airport managers to make better decisions which balance economic and regulatory requirements to achieve the best outcomes for everyone.
ANIMA is a wide-reaching project consisting of research, engagement and the creation of case studies and visualisation tools to help stakeholders make the best possible solutions both economically and socially for reducing noise pollution around airports. The project is based on four axes:
1. Noise impact mitigation requires effective interventions that both reduce noise exposure and address non-acoustical factors.
2. To conduct research on the quality of life and annoyance aiming to reduce the noise impact in the vicinity of airports beyond best practices, more knowledge on new and effective interventions, besides the reduction of the noise exposure itself, is required.
3. To enhance the decision capability of both specialists and non-specialists, noise management toolsets were developed.
4. Elaborating a common strategic research roadmap for aviation noise reduction in order to enhance coherence and efficiency of noise research in Europe, ensure and reinforce coordination between national, international and EU research activities.