DYNAMAP - Development of low cost sensors networks for real time noise mapping

Xavier Sevillano, Joan Claudi Socoró, Francesc Alías, Patrizia Bellucci, Laura Peruzzi, Simone Radaelli, Paola Coppi, Luca Nencini, Andrea Cerniglia, Alessandro Bisceglie, Roberto Benocci, Giovanni Zambon

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The Environmental Noise Directive (END) requires that regular updating of noise mapsis implemented every five years to check and report about the changes occurred during the reference period. The updating process is usually achieved using a standardized approach, consisting in collating and processing information through acoustic models to produce the updated maps. This procedure is time consuming and costly, and has a significant impactonthe budget of the authorities responsible for providing the maps. Furthermore, END requires that simplified and easy-to-read noise maps are made available to inform the public about noise levels and actions to be undertaken by local and central authorities to reduce noise impacts. To make the updating of noise maps easier and more cost effective, there is aneed for integrated systems that incorporate real-time measurement and processingto assess the acoustic impact of noise sources. To that end, a dedicated project, named DYNAMAP (DYNamic Acoustic MAPping), has been proposed and co-financed in the framework of the LIFE 2013 program, with the aim to develop a dynamic noise mapping system able to detect and represent in real time the acoustic impact of road infrastructures. In this paper, after a comprehensive description of the project idea, objectives and expected results, the most important steps to achieve the ultimate goal are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-189
Number of pages18
JournalNoise Mapping
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016


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