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ANIMA project presented to local communities
Aviation noise is one of the main challenges hindering the development of aviation

ANIMA project presented to local communities

June 21, 2018

The first encounter with local communities and other stakeholders took place in Gavà, Spain, where yet another ANIMA dissemination event was organised. This event was hosted by the Municipality of Gavà and its aim was to enhance stakeholder engagement. The event opened up dialogue on several topics, such as land use planning, quality of life, noise measurement, noise impact management and the European regulatory framework on aviation noise. While different perspectives contributed to the topics, the event proved to be the right medium for encouraging the stakeholders to work together towards a shared vision, one of mitigating and reducing the impact of aviation noise. Aviation noise is one of the main challenges hindering the development of aviation, and it affects millions of citizens around Europe. As a result, airport residents in particular, and aviation stakeholders in general, have vast expectations when it comes to related research. European funds are dedicated to this important topic through different projects, the most innovative one being the ANIMA project. It is novel in the sense that it puts emphasis on both the noise management and the affected communities. Having this particularity in mind, the project was presented today to local stakeholders in Spain, such […]

1st ANIMA technical review and project management meeting
The ANIMA partners gathered to showcase their efforts and progress made

1st ANIMA technical review and project management meeting

March 29, 2018

Bucharest, 16 March 2018 – The ANIMA partners gathered in Bucharest between 12-15 March to showcase their efforts and progress made on the project’s deliverables. The Technical Review and Project Management Meeting is a biannual joint meeting which gathers all project partners in order to assess the state of play of the work being carried out. The 1st technical meeting took place on 13-14 March and was kindly hosted by the ANIMA partner COMOTI (Romanian Research & Development Institute for Gas Turbines). Additionally, several side meetings were organised by the work package leaders, showing that the ANIMA consortium works together along with a shared vision towards successful project completion. The first Technical Review and Project Management Meeting, organised by the Romanian partner COMOTI, gave the chance for the consortium to display their efforts. The attendees enjoyed welcome addresses given by Prof. Pleter, Dean of the Aerospace Engineering Faculty at University Politechnica, Valentin Silivestru, Director General of COMOTI and Catalin Nae, Chairman of INCAS and current chairman of EREA. Each work package presented updates on its activities, showed visible progress on its tasks and initiated further reflection on the next steps to be taken in order to ensure that the project’s […]

ANIMA presented at the European Parliament
The ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament

ANIMA presented at the European Parliament

March 6, 2018

Brussels, 6 March 2018 – ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament today. ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Finnish MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) hosted the breakfast meeting during which over 50 guests gathered to hear the ambitious goals of the aircraft noise-tackling initiative. Among the attendees were members of the research community, representatives of the aviation industry and officials of the European Commission and several public authorities. In 2014, over 2,5 million people were exposed to noise at 45 major European airports. As air traffic is growing, this number might increase by 15% until 2035 (European Aviation Environmental Report, 2016). Aviation noise impacts health and quality of life and thus generates community reaction, affecting the airports’ ability to grow and hinder subsequent economic growth. Non-acoustical factors play a major role in noise annoyance management and therefore it is necessary to shed light on the topic, making it a priority in the policymakers’ agendas. The ANIMA project is a people-oriented research project. It aims at identifying and diffusing best practices to lower the noise annoyance endured by communities around […]

H2020 project kicks off
ANIMA is financially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

H2020 project kicks off

December 21, 2017

to mitigate the impact of aviation noise Paris -25 October 2017 – ANIMA project has officially started. ANIMA is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union which aims to mitigate the impact of aviation noise through novel approaches. On the occasion of the project’s kick-off meeting, all ANIMA partners have gathered in Paris to proceed with the start-up activities. The coordinators of three other related projects, ARTEM, RUMBLE and AERIALIST, joined the meeting in order to strengthen European inter-project cooperation. The project manager of INEA (Innovation & Networks Executive Agency) was also present and contributed to raise awareness on the research policy on transport in H2020. ANIMA’s overall objective is to develop new methodologies, approaches and tools to manage and mitigate the impact of aviation noise, enhancing the capability to respond to the growing traffic demand, also considering 24/7 operations. The project aims to reach this objective via a strategic approach based on three pillars: 1. community engagement as mitigation, 2. improving the quality of life by enriching knowledge on noise-related annoyance and capitalizing knowledge through European coordination. ANIMA is financially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Horizon 2020 […]

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