The ANIMA project was part of Aeroacoustics 2019 held in Delft, the Netherlands, between 20 and 23 May. The ARC (Airport Regions Conference) team, showcased ten Horizon 2020 aviation noise research projects supported by INEA (the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency) aimed at improving quality of life of EU citizens. The ANIMA stand at the Aeroacoustics 2019 exhibition looked at key aspects from these ten European projects: JERONIMO (Jet Noise of High Bypass Ratio Engine: Installation, Advanced Modelling and Mitigation) ENOVAL (ENgine mOdule VALidators) AFLONEXT (Active Flow Loads & Noise control on next-generation wing) TurboNoiseBB ARTEM (Aircraft noise Reduction Technologies and related Environmental iMpact) Aerialist (AdvancEd aircRaft noIse AlLeviation deviceS using meTamaterials) ICARe (International Cooperation in Aviation Research) IMAGE (Innovation Methodologies and technologies for reducing Aircraft noise Generation and Emission) RUMBLE (RegUlation and norm for low sonic Boom LEvels) ANIMA (Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches) Read here about the 10 projects in detail. About Aeroacoustics Aeroacoustics 2019 (AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference) is an international forum for the field of aeroacoustics, which gathers scientists and engineers from industry, government and academia to exchange knowledge and results of current studies and to discuss directions for future research. This year, the conference […]
Communication and engagement offer potential means to mitigating noise-related annoyance, reveals the latest ANIMA result
One and a half years into its lifespan, Horizon 2020 project ANIMA completes an assessment into the complex relationship between aviation noise and health, together with a set of recommendations. During a meeting held between 11 and 13 March 2019 hosted by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ, Slovenia) partners of the project from all over Europe discussed the reviews conducted and the proposed recommendations. The review on noise annoyance impacts carried out by the ANIMA project highlights the importance of addressing reported annoyance and sleep disturbance as critical outcomes, confirming WHO findings. In October 2018, the World Health Organisation published the WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region, featuring significant recommendations and deeming noise as a health risk rather than a health nuisance. ANIMA researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University in collaboration with the Centre for Applied Psychology, Social and Environmental Research (ZEUS) in Germany, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) of Slovenia and the Romanian Research Institute for Gas Turbines (COMOTI), reviewed and updated the studies at the core of these guidelines. As its main outcome, the ANIMA review supports the idea that there may be associations between aircraft noise exposure and ischaemic heart disease, annoyance, […]
ANIMA project and Catania Airport work together on noise reduction strategies and land use planning best practices
At the end of February 2019, ANIMA project held a highly interdisciplinary technical workshop at Catania Airport. The focus was on noise reduction strategies, land use planning best practices and interdependencies between noise and emissions. The local organizer, Societa’ Aeroporto Catania, represented by Prof. Daniela Baglieri and Eng. Daniela Caico, enabled a thorough discussion between local scientists (University Kore of Enna), consultants (Softech Web) and authorities (Catania City Council). The discussion was facilitated by Transport Systems Catapult representative, Dr. Fabio Galatioto, and other ANIMA partners (Dr. Delia Dimitriu – Manchester Metropolitan University; Nico van Oosten and Luis Meliveo -ANOTEC; Ab Hoolhorst and Martijn Blom – Netherlands Aerospace Centre). The main outputs of this technical workshop are: a Memorandum of Understanding between Catania Airport and ANIMA project (through Manchester Metropolitan University) for collaboration and data provision to support aviation noise modelling and interdependencies provision of data for scenario modelling insights for the balanced approach best practices.
In February 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted three days of meetings, focus groups and workshops related to the quality of life research carried out under ANIMA project. Measuring the effectiveness of a communication campaign in lowering annoyance – Focus Group Trials While addressing annoyance with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the communities surrounding airports, the ANIMA partners highlighted the role that communication has in this process. For this purpose, ANIMA researchers convened in Manchester on Monday, 4th February, to facilitate a focus group to help measure the effectiveness of a communication campaign in lowering annoyance. This was a trial focus group to help validate whether the ANIMA researchers were asking the right questions, and doing so in the right way, before more focus groups would take place at case study airport locations, such as London Heathrow Airport, Vienna Airport, etc. The aim of the focus groups is to help understand what sort of information is valuable to airport residents, what issues are important to their quality of life, and how airports should be communicating with them. Pilot study on novel land-use planning approaches – Validation Workshop Some of the ANIMA partners together with external industry stakeholders […]