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Improved Methods for the Assessment of the Generic Impact of Noise in the Environment

Objective

For the production of strategic noise maps as required under the EU Directive 2002/49/EC, improved assessment methods for environmental noise will be required. Noise from any major source, be it major roads, railways, airports or industrial activities in agglomerations, needs to be included in the noise mapping. For road and rail, improved methods will be developed in the 5th framework Harmonise project. These methods will be adopted to develop methods for aircraft and industrial noise in the IMAGINE project proposed here. Noise source databases to be developed in IMAGINE for road and rail sources will allow a quick and easy implementation of the methods in all member states. Measured noise levels can add to the quality of noise maps because they tend to have better credibility than computed levels. In the project proposed here, guidelines for monitoring and measuring noise levels will be developed, that can contribute to a combined product (measurement and computation) that has high quality and high credibility. Noise action plans shall be based on strategic noise maps. The IMAGINE project will develop guidelines for noise mapping that will make it easy and straightforward to assess the efficiency of such action plans. Traffic flow management will be a key element of such action plans, both on a national and a regional level. Noise mapping will be developed into a dynamic process rather than a static presentation of the situation. IMAGINE will provide the link between Harmonise and the practical process of producing noise maps and action plans. It will establish a platform where experts and end users can exchange their experience and views. This platform should continue after the project and provide a basis for exploitation to the IMAGINE results.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SSP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

DELTARAIL B.V.
Address
Concordiastraat 67
8125 Utrecht
Netherlands

Participants (27)

AEA TECHNOLOGY PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Harwell
Didcot, Oxfordshire
ANOTEC CONSULTING, S.L.
Spain
Address
Rosalia De Castro 36
Arroyomolinos
AGENZIA REGIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE AMBIENTALE DELLA TOSCANA
Italy
Address
Via N. Porpora 22
Firenze
AUTOSTRADE PER L' ITALIA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via A. Bergamini 50
Roma
BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Spain
Address
Canada Real De Las Merinas 1-3, Edificio 4
Madrid
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rkp. 3-9
Budapest
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
Address
Avenue Du Recteur Poincare 4
Paris
DEBAKOM
Germany
Address
Bergstrasse 36
Odenthal
DGMR RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV
Netherlands
Address
Eisenhowerlaan 112
82223 Den Haag
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
22-30 Avenue De Wagram
Paris
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
Duebendorf
EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Fusee 96
Bruxelles
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
200, Rue De La Loi
Bruxelles
KILDE AKUSTIKK AS
Norway
Address
Tvildesvegen. 16D
Voss
FUNDACION LABEIN
Spain
Address
Cuesta De Olabeaga, 16
Bilbao
LEICESTER CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
New Walk Center, Welford Palce
Leicester
M+P RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS BV
Netherlands
Address
Visserstraat 50
344 Aalmeer
MUELLER-BBM GMBH
Germany
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 11
Planegg
SP SVERIGES PROVNINGS- OCH FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
Address

857 Boras
TRANSPORT & MOBILITY LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Tervuursevest 54 Bus 4
Leuven
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK
Netherlands
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97
6060 Delft
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Old Wokingham Road
Crowthorne
POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA
Poland
Address
Narutowicza 11/12
Gdansk
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
Gent
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
VOLVO LASTVAGNAR AB
Sweden
Address
Noise And Vibration Laboratory 26747 D
Goeteborg
DELTARAIL GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hudson House 2 Hudson Way - Pride Park
Derby