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ANIMA Hybrid Workshop on New Approaches to Mitigate Aviation Noise Impact


Aircraft noise is considered the most significant local environmental impact related to airport operations that affects people on the ground. This event revealed 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 provided more information about the outcomes of the pilot studies carried out in the project. It presented the innovative ways developed by ANIMA, that can potentially improve the relation between communities and airports, while mitigating impact and enhancing quality of life.


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 - Environmental Noise in Europe 2020

10:10 – 11:25 Session 1: Understanding spatial variations of noise • Catherine Lavandier, Professor, CY Cergy Paris University – The use of auralization and visualization tools to engage the airport community • Dimitris Kotzinos, Professor, CY Cergy Paris University – ANIMA pilot study on social media • Ferenc Marki, Associate Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) – AnimaApp • Emir Ganić, Research Associate, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering / Anotec Engineering – ANIMA dynamic noise maps • Q&A 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 Richard, Environnons (environmental psychology research) – Quality of life interventions • Susanne Bartels and Dominik Hauptvogel, Institute of Aerospace Medicine, German Aerospace Centre (DLR) – Engagement and Communication • Q&A

14:00 – 15:15 Session 3: New approaches for aviation noise management • Dirk Schreckenberg, Managing Partner & 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, Mayor of Unetice & Radim Tomes, Prague Airport • Panel Discussion

15:15 – 15:30 Concluding Remarks • Roalt Aalmoes, Senior R&D Engineer, Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR)


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