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TITLE A holistic approach to mapping and modelling noise pollution   imagine_en.pdf (3.99 MB)
Document ID LIB145
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 07/03/2005
Document reference IMAGINE
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Environment


Short description  IMAGINE aims to harmonise the assessment of environmental noise for improved noise mapping.
The project will provide:
· Guidelines for noise data management and noise mapping
· Indications on how and when direct measurement should supplement the computation of noise levels to improve the quality of assessments
· Source descriptions of road, rail, aircraft and industrial noise within an integrated environmental noise database
· Accessible output in the form of noise maps for noise action planning.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Environmental noise pollution is of growing concern in Europe. A European Noise Directive (2002/49/EC) was formulated to assess the scale of the problem. Improved assessment methods are needed, however, in order to implement this policy successfully. In particular, the integration of noise assessment from diverse sources (roads, rail, aircraft and industry) into one model will aid in the construct ...

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