Developing solutions to alleviate annoyance encountered by communities surrounding airport areas was the main topic of the event organised by the European project ANIMA (Aviation Noise Impact Management through novel Approaches) in Brussels on 18 February 2019. Held on the premises of and organised by the Airport Regions Conference, the organisation representing cities and regions with an airport on their territory, this conference brought together local communities, noise experts, spatial planners, academia, researchers and policy-makers. The audience of some 80 attendees explored the ways in which land use planning can help lower noise in airport areas. The morning session was dedicated to new approaches and tools developed by ANIMA, whereas the afternoon session highlighted actual feedback from airport managers and neighbours. Laurent Leylekian (ONERA, France), ANIMA coordinator, underlined the increasing concerns about aviation noise concluding that it is our common duty to bring solutions and to propose consensual ways of addressing the issue with all the involved parties, including communities, both to preserve the competitiveness of the European aviation sector and the highest living standards of our fellow European citizens. In this regard, land use planning and management is considered as an effective means to ensure that the activities nearby […]
The ANIMA project was presented at the beginning of November at the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) Annual Conference in Ottawa. GARDN is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Canada and the Canadian aerospace industry. This year, the GARDN conference was organized in conjunction with the Canadian Aerospace summit, which saw more than 2000 attendees. Part of the programme, ANIMA was present in the trade show of the Canadian Aerospace Summit, with a booth where participants were able to learn more about the project and read the existing publications. ANIMA’s presence at international-scale events such as this one promotes the transferability of approaches developed in the project to other countries. The ANIMA project is a people-oriented research project. It aims at identifying and disseminating best practices to lower the noise annoyance endured by communities around airports. The project also allows to better understand the non-acoustical factors which influence noise annoyance, but also to improve the quality of life of communities surrounding airports.
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 […]
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 […]