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.