Here are some links to other noise related sites that you may find useful.
- The European Noise Directive (END), Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
- The Environmental Noise (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (IS/2006/465).
- The Strategic Noise Mapping in England website.
- The Noise Mapping Wales website.
- The Noise Mapping Northern Ireland website.
- The European Commission decided to prepare Common Noise Assessment Methods (CNOSSOS-EU) for road, railway, aircraft and industrial noise in order to improve the reliability and the comparability of results across the EU Member States.
- The DEFRA Science and Research Project website (Noise projects).
- DEFRA policy pages on noise
- The European Commission's Noise Research website.
- In 2005 the 1st BESTUFS II Conference, "Solutions for Air Quality and Noise Problems in Urban Freight Transport" was held in Amsterdam. Papers presented at this conference can be found here.
- The paper on "Converting the UK Traffic Noise Index to EU Noise Indices for Noise Mapping" can be viewed here.
- WHO/Europe has carried out an assessment study to provide methodological guidance in the estimation of the burden of disease related to environmental noise and preliminary estimates of DALYs (Disability-Adjusted Life Years) for the European Region. You can visit the project website here.
- HYENA – Hypertension and Exposure to Noise Near Airports, studied health effects associated with exposure to aircraft noise. If you wish to no more then you can visit the project website here.
- The European project IMAGINE was tasked with developing new calculation methods for railway, road, industrial and aircraft noise and to standardise the Harmonoise methods and to provide guidelines on how to use these methods for noise mapping and noise action plans (e.g. traffic flow management) in the EC. The final report can be viewed here.
- A report of a study to provide the Scottish Executive with information on issues surrounding the collection & handling of data associated with mapping requirements likely to result from the proposed EC Directive on Environmental Noise is available here.
- If you are interested in night time noise, the World Health Organisation's Night Time Noise Guidelines can be accessed here
- In addition, the World Health Organisation published Guidelines for Community Noise in 1999. The aforementioned WHO Night Noise Guidelines states that the Night noise guidelines for Europe complements the 1999 guidelines.
- Qcity is an integrated research project partly funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme. The aim of the project is to develop an integrated technology infrastructure for the efficient control of road and rail ambient noise by considering the attenuation of noise generation at source at both vehicle/infrastructure levels.
- The "Rail and Wheel Roughness – Implications for Noise Mapping Based on the Calculation of Railway Noise Procedure" paper can be viewed here.
- RoTraNoMo: Road Traffic Noise Model, a tool to calculate road related noise emissions in order to meet future standards of the EU Noise Directive "Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise" (Background).
- Statistics relating to roads in Scotland for the year 2003 can be viewed here.
- Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) provides guidance on noise, which can be viewed here. This website also contains documents relating to UK horizontal guidance.
- SILENCE was a three-year research project co-funded by the European Commission that has developed an integrated methodology for the improved control of surface transport noise in urban areas. According to the project website, now that the project has come to its end, it has unveiled world-leading technologies and innovative strategies to reduce noise both from rail and road in European cities and for European citizens. If you would like to know more the project website can be accessed here.
- SILVIA - Sustainable Road Surfaces for Traffic Noise Control - visit the website here.
- SOURDINE II: "Study of Optimisation procedURes for Decreasing the Impact of NoisE II", is a project funded by the European Commission, which is a research project investigating Airport approach and departure procedures that are aimed at reducing the environmental (noise and emissions) impact around airports. If you would like to no more, the website can be accessed here.
Updated 19 February 2015