ANIMA Hybrid Workshop on New Approaches to Mitigate Aviation Noise Impact

Jun 22, 2021 9:00 AM

Vienna International Airport

Aircraft noise is considered the most significant local environmental impact related to airport operations that affects people on the ground. This event will reveal new approaches to mitigate the impact that aviation noise has on local communities, such as understanding how aircraft noise exposure troubles residents and ultimately engaging with them to achieve win-win solutions.

To better understand annoyance and to improve quality of life, ANIMA carried out several pilot studies, which led to new ways to mitigate aviation noise impact. For example, ANIMA developed a virtual reality tool which helps evaluate aircraft flyovers in different environments and examines how visual perception influences noise annoyance. ANIMA also built a mobile application, called AnimApp, which purpose is to engage with local residents in order to estimate aircraft noise levels based on their time and position, in accordance with data protection regulations, as well as to measure the effect that noise has on residents’ daily activities. In addition, ANIMA studied social media discussions in relation to noise annoyance and quality of life around airports. Moreover, ANIMA incorporates dynamic noise mapping approach to demonstrate how population’s daily movements influence the noise exposure and estimated noise annoyance around an airport.

The ANIMA hybrid workshop will provide more information about the outcomes of the pilot studies carried out in the project. It will present more in detail the innovative ways developed by ANIMA, that can potentially improve the relation between communities and airports, while mitigating impact and enhancing quality of life.

This event is primarily addressed to public authorities, local communities, airports and policymakers. To secure your spot, please register in advance on this page.

A draft agenda will be published shortly. The exact venue of the event will also be communicated in the upcoming period.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 10:10 Introduction

  • Erich Valentin, Airport Regions Council President and Member of the Vienna City Council and the Provincial Parliament

  • Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO, Vienna Airport

  • Laurent Leylekian, ANIMA project coordinator (ONERA – French Aerospace Lab) – ANIMA in brief and ANIMA Noise Platform

  • Eulalia Peris, Expert in Environmental Noise, European Environmental Agency

10:10 – 11:25 Session 1: Understanding spatial variations of noise

  • Catherine Lavandier, University of Cergy – ANIMA virtual reality tool

  • Dimitris Kotzinos, University of Cergy – ANIMA pilot study on social media

  • Ferenc Marki, Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) – AnimaApp

  • Emir Ganic, Anotec – ANIMA dynamic maps

  • Q&A

11:25 – 11:45 Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:00 Session 2: Quality of life around airports

  • Roalt Aalmoes, Senior R&D Engineer, Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) - Rotterdam case study

  • Anamaria Cretu, Project Manager, Cluj Airport – Cluj case study

  • Isabelle Richards, Environnons – Quality of life interventions

  • Susanne Bartels and Dominik Hauptvogel, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Centre (DLR) – Engagement and Communication

  • Q&A

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:15 - Session 3: New approaches for aviation noise management

  • Dirk Schreckenberg, Senior Researcher, ZEUS-Centre for Applied Psychology, Social and Environmental – ANIMA proposals for new approaches for noise management

  • Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Commission, Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise - Report on the future of aviation noise management & Corporate Strategy 2021-24

  • Michael Schindler, Division manager for noise protection, City of Vienna

  • Vladimir Vytiska, Chairman, Prague Airport Region

  • Panel Discussion

15:15 – 15:30 Concluding Remarks

  • Roalt Aalmoes, Senior R&D Engineer, Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR)

Please note that this is a hybrid event, meaning that participation is possible both physically and online. Optimal sanitary safety conditions will be put in place to ensure that the organisation of the live event is adapted to answer any concerns arising from the health crisis linked to COVID-19. More information about the extraordinary measures and arrangements will be communicated soon. In case of restrictions imposed by COVID-19 cases surge, this event will be moved completely online.

Please also note that videos and photos will be taken during this event, which may be further used for the communication and dissemination purposes of the ANIMA project.

Should you need more information or assistance to register for this event, or you would like to update your presence (online or in person) please contact the ANIMA communication partner, Airport Regions Council, at (Alena Maximova, Communication Officer) and (Alexandra Covrig, Senior Project Officer).