noise mapping project News

  • Predictor-LimA goes large

    Setting up large-scale noise mapping projects is much simpler for consultants and environmental experts with the latest version of Brüel & Kjær’s Predictor-LimA software - version 10.0. Predictor-Lima 10.0 utilises 64-bit processing, which enables faster model set-up and helps the user to reduce time spent on mapping tasks. It also provides a ...

  • Berlin park wins award for its soundscape design

    A city park in Berlin has won the European Soundscape Award for its innovative design which cuts traffic noise and creates a more attractive acoustic environment. The prize, presented at a ceremony in London by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the Noise Abatement Society (NAS), is intended to raise awareness of the health impacts of noise and recognise initiatives that help create more ...

  • Predictor-LimA Habla Espanol

    To meet growing demand from consultants and other environmental experts in Spain and South America, Brüel & Kjær’s noise prediction software - Predictor-LimA - is now available in Spanish. Predictor has been created according to the Windows® software design guide, to make sure the software is intuitive and user-friendly for new users, from the very start. As a result, its ...

  • Predictor-LimA Habla Español

    To meet growing demand from consultants and other environmental experts in Spain and South America, Brüel & Kjær’s noise prediction software - Predictor-LimA - is now available in Spanish.  Predictor has been created according to the Windows® software design guide, to make sure the software is intuitive and user-friendly for new users, from the very start. As a ...

  • Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces

    A new study has quantified the ecosystem services (ES) provided by green spaces in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using new methods to evaluate high-resolution land-cover data. The findings show that different types of green space provide different ecosystem services, highlighting the importance of careful design during city planning. The authors say their method to map ecosystem services supply ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces

    Urban green spaces provide important ecosystem services in cities, from recreation to the mitigation of noise and air pollution. This study quantified the ecosystem services (ES) provided by green spaces in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using new methods to evaluate high-resolution land-cover data. The findings show that different types of green space provide different ES, highlighting the ...

  • SoundPLAN 7.1 Available Now!

    SoundPLAN is versatile software for engineers responsible for developing and testing noise and air pollution reduction strategies for road, rail and industry projects around the globe. Whether for land use or air purity planning, environmental impact studies or public enquiries, SoundPLAN optimizes your preparation time and maximizes your presentation capabilities. Here are reasons why 5000 ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • The sense and sensitivity of technology for all

    The dazzling prospect of environmental information technologies available to everyone in the world was conjured up at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi this week. The vision, however, comes with a caution. The optimistic scenario arises from a combination of geospatial technology and new online services, said Jack Dangermond, CEO and president of the US-based Environmental Systems Research ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ‘Lift and shift` leak monitoring reduces water loss

    Veolia Water has been making use of recent developments in water leak detection technology to effectively manage water networks at an increased efficiency and lower cost. Halma Water Management"s (HWM"s) Permalog+ noise loggers have been employed by the company in a ‘lift and shift" method to quickly, easily and accurately find and repair leaks. Permalog+ noise loggers are small devices ...


  • Chelsea`s hydrophone arrays are being used by the NTNU to study the reactions of fish to sound

    “Chelsea has been working with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) for a number of years”, said Chelsea’s acoustics specialist Paul Bolton,  “they initially commissioned us to custom design a 6m vertical acoustic hydrophone array  in order to conduct novel underwater acoustic experiments.  This was followed by the design of three 8m ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Cooperative Agreement between Geosoft and the US Army Corps of Engineers enters fifth year

    Geosoft Incorporated, a leading provider of geospatial mapping software, announced the continuation of a Cooperative Agreement between Geosoft and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntsville Center. Now in its fifth year, this technology development ...


    By Geosoft Inc

  • Latest news from Geovariances Oil & Gas consulting corner

    As you know, Geovariances Oil & Gas team has recently been reinforced. In that context our consultants have started to tour the world to express their expertise in geostatistics in the framework of seismic processing or reservoir characterization studies, as evidenced by their most recent activities. During the last months, Geovariances consultants have helped companies to apply the most ...


    By Geovariances

  • Robot-controlled acoustic holography helps hearing aid development

    Hearing aid manufacturers are constantly striving to improve speech intelligibility and comfortable listening, with researchers investigating computer-aided technology to design better hearing aids by improving sound transmission, reducing noise interference and feedback. According to Poul Kristensen, Senior Acoustic Engineer at GN ReSound: “The big challenge in ...

  • IBM Taps Big Data to Help Solve Water Challenges Across South Africa

     IBM (NYSE: IBM) marks World Water Day with the launch of a crowdsourcing project to help capture, share and analyze information about the water distribution system in South Africa.  The project, called "WaterWatchers," is driven by a new mobile phone application and SMS ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • IMMI - Move forward with new version 2012!

    Intuitive handling: ...


    By Wölfel Group

  • New permit would allow navy to harm millions of marine mammals

    More than 31 million instances of harm are anticipated A proposed rule to be published in Thursday’s Federal Register would permit the Navy to harm marine mammals in U.S. waters on more than 31 ...

  • Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

    The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy infrastructure, thousands of jobs and billions of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Element Blue Launches IBM Smarter Cities Water Management Solution for South African City

    Element Blue, the leading IBM premier partner for customized, hosted Smarter Cities solutions, on Friday deployed a custom water management platform to support ...


    By Element Blue LLC

  • ASTM D5777 - 00(2011)e1 standard guide for using the seismic refraction method for subsurface investigation

    This guide summarizes the equipment, field procedures, and interpretation methods used for the determination of the depth, thickness and the seismic velocity of subsurface soil and rock or engineered materials, using the seismic refraction method. Measurement of subsurface conditions by the seismic refraction method requires a seismic energy source, trigger cable (or radio link), geophones, ...


    By ASTM International

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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