european noise directive Articles

  • Position Paper on the European Strategies and Priorities for Railway Noise Abatement

    Untitled Document Executive Summary Railway noise can be reduced considerably in the ...

  • Occupational noise - Noise control at the workplace starts with measurements

    We often automatically turn to personal protective equipment in order to restrict noise. Yet there are other solutions. NoiseAtWork software enables us to map the situation quickly. It has been scientifically proven that exposure to noise which exceeds 80 dB(A) causes hearing loss, but lower levels can also cause physical and mental complaints. Noise also has a disruptive effect on communication ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Noise Mapping in Lille

    Lille, with a population of 1091 million inhabitants is the 4th largest agglomeration in France after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Situated at the heart of a network of 464 km motorways connecting six European cities (Brussels, Bonn, the Hague, London, Luxembourg and Paris), the metropolis of Lille also has the densest railway network of France after Paris. Pascal Thomas and his team of 8 ...

  • Case Notes: Noise and Human Rights

    The facts of the case were quite simple. The applicant lived in a flat in a residential quarter of Valencia in Spain. Since 1974 the local authority, Valencia City Council, had allowed licenced premises such as bars, pubs and discotheques to open in the vicinity of her home. This made it quite impossible for people who lived in the area to sleep. Gomez claimed that this state of affairs amounted ...


  • Procedures to analyse noise maps in connection with noise action plans

    After finishing of the noise mapping of the European Noise Directive1” the noise action planning follows. This part of the END-projects concerns with measures for noise reduction in general and in detail and information and collaboration of the public. In this process a huge amount of measures and alternatives accumulates. Therefore automatic working tools for evaluation of the measures and ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Electronic noise data reporting mechanism

    This handbook has been developed to facilitate Member State reporting in a common format while ensuring that the reporting requirements of the END are met, among other voluntary information that could be facilitated. It addresses the reporting obligations set out in the END and provides reporting templates for MS to utilise, directly downloadable from Reportnet. This handbook has been prepared by ...

  • Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

    Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their queries. Very ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Implementation of Noise Policy in the 15 Member States of the EU

    Abstract With the publication of the European Union’s Assessment & Management of Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC in 2002, all current 15 member states have to ratify and implement the directive in the coming years. In addition, the application member states, of which there are currently 10, also have to comply with this, and other, directives over a specified period. This involves the ...

  • Creating an entire country`s noise map - Case Study

    To comply with the European Union’s Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC, member states are required to create updated noise maps for large urban areas and major transportation sources every five years. The English government commissioned a single project to calculate sound levels across the whole of England which resulted in the world's biggest noise map. ...

  • Good practice guide on noise exposure and potential health effects

    The Expert Panel on Noise (EPoN) is a working group that supports the European Environment Agency and European Commission with the implementation and development of an effective noise policy for Europe. The group aims to build upon tasks delivered by previous working groups, particularly regarding Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. This good ...

  • Noise Planning Software Used to Map Major EU Roadways

    Most countries have a national noise policy to protect citizens from undesirable environmental noise levels from road, rail and air traffic and industrial sources. The European Noise Directive for the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise outlines a coordinated method to achieve noise reduction in large cities as a first step, followed by smaller cities as a second step. The ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

    Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, equivalent to around half of the effect of being a ...

  • Case Note: The European Court of Human Rights, Environmental damage & the applicability of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights & Fundamental Freedoms

    INTRODUCTION The case under review is one of many in which the European Court of Human Rights (the 'ECtHR' or the 'Court') has examined environmental issues. Judicial activity of the Court in this area has been long established and has resulted in numerous publications. Therefore only a very brief introduction will be given. It may be said that a steadily growing jurisprudence of ...


  • END noise mapping – the sustainable solution of the german federal railway authority, review to an outstanding

    The Federal Railway Authority of Germany was tendering 2006 a sustainable noise mapping system to fulfil the needs of the END (European Noise Directive). The aim of the project was to develop a system which contains all required model data and results for the first level of the EU noise mapping. In addition the system should be an integrated software solution to explore the model data. It should ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Ready for the future with CNOSSOS-EU!

    The Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC which appeared in 2002 raised the question among those who are “experts in noise” how noise mapping and noise action planning should be implemented throughout Europe. They all agreed that, in view of the completely different calculation methods in the European countries, the calculation results reached and exposure figures collected would ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • MIRA utilise PULSE Sound Power Software for EU compliance

    MIRA is a leading automotive design, development and certification consultancy providing a wide range of European certification and homologation services for automotive and non-automotive customers, as well as conducting tests which are accepted for national approval in many countries worldwide. They provide Automotive Type Approval services for automotive legislation (“e” marking) and also ...

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Manage the rise in deafness claims with Pulsar Instruments

    The recent reports in the press about insurance groups complaining of a sharp rise in claims from employees seeking compensation for hearing problems have highlighted the real risks of noise induced hearing loss and the importance of protecting employees in the workplace. Although employees are protected by Law, noise induced hearing loss is often ignored. And once hearing loss has occurred, it ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Environmental Assessment of Municipal Waste Management Scenarios: Part II Detailed Life Cycle Assessments

    The European Commission’s Strategy on the Prevention and Recycling of Waste outlines why life cycle thinking is essential in the move towards more sustainable consumption and production. The importance of life cycle thinking is further highlighted in the Commission’s complimentary Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, in its Integrated Product Policy, as well as in the proposed ...


  • Selected publications by IVU Umwelt staff in English

    Diegmann, V.: Modeling PM2.5 hot-spot concentrations in practical applications from a consultant's view. Workshop "Measurements and Modelling of PM2.5 in Europe", 23.-24.4.2009 in Bilthoven, The Netherlands. Organizers: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). 2009.Diegmann, V.; Gäßler, G.: Air Quality Management - From Traffic Management to Environmental Traffic Management. Abstracts ...


    By IVU Umwelt GmbH

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