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2015 X-NOISE EV Workshop

MANAGING AVIATION NOISE IMPACT - MAPPING FUTURE RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The workshop was held 5-6 May 2015, in Iasi, Romania, organised by COMOTI (Romanian research & development institute for gas turbines) and Iasi International Airport. It gathered more than 60 participants representing authorities, academia, research establishments, consultancy and NGOs. Apart from representatives of 16 EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Hungary, Lithania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom), experts from Norway, Switzerland and Republic of Moldova also took part in this event
This event was the continuation of the workshop “Future Trends in Aviation Noise Research”, organised on 1st & 2nd October 2014 under the auspices of ACARE, hosted by the European Commission in Brussels. At this occasion, a discussion was initiated amongst the whole aviation community on development of an advanced research roadmap designed to support delivery of the long-term goals for noise established by ACARE.
This second workshop then aimed at delivering a greater emphasis on research priorities related to managing aviation noise impact, with the following objectives in mind:.

  • improved annoyance models and metrics to identify community tolerance thresholds and links between non-acoustic factors and attitudes to noise ;
  • toolset to allow the assessment of impacts of noise reduction technologies and operations and the management of noise impact research programmes based upon actual communities’ perception ;
  • development of a roadmap and proactive coordination and dissemination policies to ensure the relevance and coherence of projects and guarantee suitable diffusion of results ;

The workshop also addressed two aspects put forward at the end of the previous event:

  • consultation of airports and airlines to better take into account their needs relative to the management of the communication with airport communities.
  •  involvement in research of a larger partnership including non-aviation sectors in order to benefit from their work.