February 23, 2021
"It is widely accepted that the most significant local environmental impacts related to airport operations arise from aircraft noise. Due to the increase of population in cities and their territorial expansion, cities grow closer to airports. Together with air traffic growth, this results in an increase in the number of people affected by aviation noise. A more thorough understanding of which locations, and at what time people are exposed to aircraft noise, can lead to smarter land-use planning around airports in order to mitigate the negative impacts of aircraft noise."
ANIMA Project partners Emir Ganić (Research Associate at the University of Belgrade), Ferenc Marki (Associate Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Head of the Laboratory of Acoustics and Studio Technologies) and Dr Dirk Schreckenberg (Psychologist and Managing Partner of ZEUS GmbH) have worked together on a collaborative article "The population’s daily movement and activities: Does it matter for aircraft noise impact assessment?" for the International Airport Review magazine. The article explains how aircraft noise affects people on the gound and what is ANIMA doing for the situation to get better, presenting the AnimApp mobile appliaction.