ANIMA project on track to address noise around airports
ANIMA is lead by a pan-European of dedicated scientists and experts in hard & social sciences

ANIMA project on track to address noise around airports

October 12, 2018

Amsterdam, 11 October 2018 – On the heels of the release of the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region, partners of Horizon2020 project ANIMA (Aviation Noise Impact Management through novel Approaches) gathered in Amsterdam between 9 and 11 October for the second technical review and project management meeting. The project partners focus their research on noise to provide solutions for improving well-being and quality of life in the EU. The current progress on the activities in the ANIMA project confirms that this issue is being addressed as a priority by the research community, industry and land use planners altogether. The second ANIMA project meeting was hosted by Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). T he second ANIMA project meeting was hosted by Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR). This ANIMA partner is in charge of the tasks focused on improving quality of life and reducing noise impact by addressing annoyance. The event consisted of several sessions: aside from several technical meetings, this was an opportunity to consult with the ANIMA Advisory Board, a group formed of aviation noise experts, independent organisations that tackle aviation noise and policy-makers. During the working group meetings, the ANIMA partners presented and exchanged […]

Aircraft noise: an emerging environmental issue
Prof. Umberto Iemma from the University Of Roma 3 is a key partner of ANIMA. He also leads AERIALIST, a sister project

Aircraft noise: an emerging environmental issue

September 28, 2018

The noise produced by civil aircraft can cause big problems for citizens because these noise emissions feature complex spectrum-related characteristics, which make it hard for us to get used to them. People living close to airports (which are currently experiencing a local boom, owing to the commercial strategy of low-cost flights) perceive these noises like a real nuisance and the number of people suffering from different types of problems caused by aircraft noise is on the rise. The European Union is addressing the issue, with an integrated programme of measures that involves considerable investments in scientific and technological research, which is arousing great interest around the world. The Aeronautical Engineering research group at the Engineering Department of Roma Tre University actively takes part in the programme, participating in many research projects. It is partner, among others, of three projects funded under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme that deals with the aircraft noise problem from different, but complementary, standpoints: ANIMA (Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches, no. 769627), ARTEM (Aircraft noise Reduction Technologies and related Environmental Impact, no. 769350) and AERIALIST (AdvancEd aicRaft-noIse-AlLeviation devIceS using metamaterials, no.723367). “ANIMA is the one that aims at improving the quality of […]

ANIMA steps in to coordinate aviation noise research efforts
The meeting of European experts was a side-event of the CEAS Workshop sponsorized by ANIMA

ANIMA steps in to coordinate aviation noise research efforts

September 19, 2018

Amsterdam, 5 September 2018 – ANIMA project followed the steps of X-Noise projects and hosted the long-awaited “Aviation Noise Research Network” annual event. It gathered aviation experts from all around Europe, with a purpose to harmonise and reinforce noise research efforts at national and European levels. Under its “Global Coordination” aspects, the ANIMA project is to deliver a common strategic research roadmap for aviation noise reduction. This roadmap comprises mitigation solutions, assessment of noise effects on populations, best practices and it pays special attention to community involvement. For the roadmap to be successfully developed, there is a need to engage a wide network of noise experts from all over Europe, including coordinators of EU funded research projects as well as National Focal Points from member states and several candidate countries. Kindly hosted by one of the ANIMA partners, the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), the annual Aviation Noise Research Network event was kicked off with a “full network” meeting moderated by Safran Aircraft Engines, with support from Anotec Engineering, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the French Aerospace Lab ONERA. The first outcome of the meeting is a well-defined collaborative process leading to update within a year existing research roadmaps, in order […]

Land use planning for international airports in Slovenia

September 5, 2018

Ministry of environment and spatial planning has organised a regular coordination meeting to discuss plans for development of three Slovenian international airports at Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož. Participants at the meeting represented the following stakeholders: Ministry of infrastructure, Ministry of defence, Ministry of health (represented by the National institute of public health -NIJZ), the Institute for the protection of cultural heritage of Slovenia, Slovenian water agency, SHS Aviation Ltd., DRI Investment Management Ltd., Aquarius ecological engineering Ltd. and Spatial Planning Aleš Mlakar IC.

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