ANIMA project present at Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC 2020)

ANIMA project present at Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC 2020)

January 16, 2020

The ANIMA project will be present at the Aerospace Europe Conference (AEC2020), an event which will feature 3AF 3rd Greener Aviation, CEAS 7th Air & Space Conference and the 8th edition of Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium (ANERS). The core theme of AEC2020 is GREENER Aerospace.

The project will have a stand at the exhibition for the promotion of results and for enhancing user engagement, while a number of project partners will disseminate their research in the conference. Feel free to pass by the ANIMA project stand at the AEC2020 exhibition to know more about the project itself as well as about other EU-funded aviation noise research projects.

Approaching noise management with new methods

Approaching noise management with new methods

January 9, 2020

The communication manager of the ANIMA project, Marius Nicolescu, contributed with an article to the International Airport Review magazine, about the adverse community reactions to aviation noise. He highlighted the ANIMA tools for noise mitigation, including a best practice portal and a virtual community tool. A central component of the ANIMA project is looking at how non-acoustical factors can be taken into account when designing intervention methods for airport noise. With the understanding that there are methods outside of direct noise reduction that can mitigate some of the adverse effects of noise, the ANIMA project is looking at which factors are most crucial. One of the most important is enhanced communication and engagement with affected communities. The project looked at how communication should be underpinned by a fair ‘common language’ that is comprehensible for all; access to expertise and underlying data should be available to all; and decision-making processes should be inclusive, transparent and allow the validity of claims to be challenged. The full article was published in the International Airport Review magazine. Please click here to access it.

Health consequences of aviation noise

Health consequences of aviation noise

January 9, 2020

The ANIMA project coordinator, Laurent Leylekian, contributed with an article to the Open Access Government magazine about the health consequences of aviation noise. He explained how the ANIMA project assesses the impact of aviation noise from a holistic approach, which also takes into consideration non-acoustical factors, and the solutions brought forward by the project. The ANIMA project aims at proposing Best Practices on noise management and mitigation and at offering a Noise Management Toolset to not only look at noise intensity, but to assess the impact of aviation noise on the whole chain of quality of life. ANIMA is therefore going to develop an online Best Practices Portal, which will look at what various stakeholders can do or avoid doing to mitigate noise impact. The recommendations will be tailored to the various users and their specificities. For instance, recommendations for an experienced airport will differ in nature and category from those for a local authority in an area with nascent traffic. These recommendations, though non-prescriptive, will be based on exhaustive studies, existing regulations and real case studies. To read more about the collective efforts of the ANIMA project for better aviation noise impact management, please click here for the full […]

Success strategies for noise mitigation in airport areas: Communication and two-way dialogue with communities

Success strategies for noise mitigation in airport areas: Communication and two-way dialogue with communities

December 19, 2019

Noise management in airport areas can only be successful with the presence and dialogue between parties that are involved in creating the noise, but also those who can hear it. The ANIMA community engagement event, organised in Kranj, Slovenia aimed to put all relevant parties in the same room and see how they can improve and develop the transparency and efficiency of their communication. The event saw the presence of the airport sector (Fraport Slovenija), Air Navigation Service Providers (Slovenia Control), the Civil Aviation Agency, institutional bodies (Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Institute of Occupational Safety, National Institute of Public Health), and the local communities (City Municipality of Kranj and residents’ representatives). Kranj: Local authorities don’t often know what the airport is doing Kranj is the third largest city in Slovenia and is only 10 kilometres away from Ljubljana Airport, hence aircraft noise has an impact on those who live under flight paths. While collaborative decision-making groups for the development of common noise policies already existed, the local authorities and communities were often left out from the discussions, and decisions have been taken without informing them. For example, in 2013 there was a unilateral change of […]

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