The Quiet Project- UK Acoustic Community’s response to COVID19 during the Easing of Lockdown
Dance, S and Mcintyre, L (2020). The Quiet Project- UK Acoustic Community’s response to COVID19 during the Easing of Lockdown. Noise Mapping.
|Authors||Dance, S and Mcintyre, L|
The COVID-19 Lockdown created a new kind of environment both in the UK and globally, never experienced before or likely to occur again. A vital and time-critical working group was formed with the aim of gathering crowd-source high quality baseline noise levels and other supporting information across the UK during the lockdown and subsequent periods. The acoustic community were mobilised through existing networks engaging private companies, public organisations and academics to gather data in accessible places. In addition, pre-existing on-going measurements from major infrastructure projects, airport, and planning applications were gathered to create the largest possible databank. A website was designed and developed to advertise the project, provide instructions and to formalise the uploading of noise data, observations and Soundscape feedback. Two case studies gathered in the latter stage of full lockdown are presented in the paper to illustrate the changes in the environmental noise conditions relative to transport activity. Ultimately the databank will be used to establish the relation to other impacts such as air quality, air traffic, economic, and health and wellbeing. As publicly funded research the databank will be made publicly available to assist future research.
|Keywords||COVID19; Lockdown; National Noise Survey|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/noise/noise-overview.xml?tab_body=overview|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||18 Nov 2020|
|Deposited||21 Nov 2020|
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