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ANIMA EU project

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10/2017 to 09/2021

General description of the project
ANIMA develops a holistic approach for managing and mitigating aviation noise impact. It will bring benefits to Europe by reinforcing its leadership in aviation and the aircraft industry in the long-run, while ensuring, in a context of growing air traffic, an improved quality of life in European communities neighbouring airports.
In the proposed development of efficient strategies for managing and mitigating the impact of aviation noise (acoustical phenomenon), the ANIMA project takes into account the annoyance that noise generates, which stems from non-acoustical factors such as attitudinal, health or sociological effects, which are largely undocumented. The project investigates such factors by actively involving communities neighbouring airports, who are the main stakeholder directly impacted by the noise issue, as well as airports, local authorities, aviation industry, airlines and regulatory entities, among others.
The project will result not only in a unique set of noise-management-and-mitigation Best Practices for the aviation noise stakeholders, but will also provide local authorities, land-use planners and airports with an innovative and user-friendly Noise Management toolset facilitating decision making. Such tool, which will be in compliance with EU Regulation 598/2014 for aviation noise, will include annoyance simulations and trade-offs with current and future aircraft.
Lastly, by ensuring and reinforcing coordination at national, international and EU level among key stakeholders, the project will deliver a strategic roadmap for the EU Aviation Noise research.

BME's role in the project
In WP3, BME will develop a mobile application for airport residents, which will contribute to better understand residents’ problems, to try to establish a better communication channel between them and the airport and will lead finally to more supported decisions. (Flight routes, traffic distribution and land use planning.)

In WP4, BME will continue its work performed in the SEFA and COSMA EU projects to develop a Virtual Resident, which is able to predict airport residents’ annoyance. Back to the former projects, BME established the Virtual Resident for individual fly-overs and short-term (i.e. 1 hour) scenarios. Now in ANIMA BME will develop a long-term annoyance predicting Virtual Resident and give also a user interface for non-experts to be able to evaluate different airport scenarios.

Associated Documents

Title Authors Document Type Body Topics File
ANIMA Research App Privacy Note F. Marki

Privacy Notice for the ANIMA Research (iOS) application

Aircraft Noise, Annoyance PDF icon Privacy Notice for the ANIMA Research.pdf