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World Health Organisation (WHO)
This page provides links to descriptions of activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic. Also links to related websites and topics are shown

European Commission
The European Commission website presents general information on European noise regulations, research activities as well as health effects of noise. Links to specific noise directives and policies are also included.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA
Collection of noise regulations regarding airport noise in the US. Includes a description of the most popular aircraft noise models.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), USA
The FHWA developed noise regulations that apply to highway construction projects. The website provides various links to noise related topics.
Basic documents on highway noise

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK
DEFRA is the UK authority for environmental issues including noise. The web page contains legislation, policies, and background information.

Department for Transport, UK
Publications of the UK Department for Transport on the topic of airport noise contours.

Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), UK
Information on regulations for noise emission in the UK.

Environmental Protection Agency, IRL
Basic information on environmental issues and policies in Ireland. Several publications considering noise issues can be found under "Publications and Downloads" by using the search word "noise".

Environment Protection Authority, Victoria, AUS
In Australia each state government is responsible for noise issues. For example the EPA of Victoria provides information on noise abatement, such as a background paper on road traffic noise strategies.

Environment Protection Authority, New South Wales, AUS
Overview of the aims and the current policy of noise control in New South Wales.

Ministry of the environment, Ontario, CAN
Forms, manuals and guidelines for the state of Ontario (Canada) relating to environmental issues. Features publications on sound level limits, noise certificates and noise in land use planning in Canada.

City of Vancouver, CAN
«City Noise» - Detailed and illustrated information on the present noise exposure, noise limits and on how to deal with noise issues in Vancouver.

Ministry of the Environment, JAP
Japanese environmental quality standards for noise and the «Noise Regulation Law».

Ministry of the Environment, JAP: Road Traffic Noise
The extent of road traffic noise in Japan at a glance.


International Year of Sound 2020-2021
The International Year of Sound is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies for all in society.

Environmental Protection, UK
Environmental Protection (previous NSCA, National Society for Clean Air and Environmental Protection) is a leading environmental pressure group in Great Britain and provides information on land quality and air pollution including noise issues.

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse (NPC), USA
NPC is an American non-profit organisation with extensive noise-related online resources.

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
ASA is an international scientific society in acoustics. Its website gives a review of the scientific field of acoustics.

Audio Engineering Society (AES)
The AES is a professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology. Use the search engine to find AES Journal articles or papers presented at AES Conventions.

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE)
WFAE is an international association concerned with the state of the world soundscape.
The website provides an introduction to «acoustic ecology» and a large collection of articles.

Right to Quiet Society, Vancouver, CAN
The Right to Quiet Society for Soundscape Awareness and Protection is a non-profit organization registered under the British Columbia Society Act. A website with an interesting FAQ-Section and many references.

International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO, United Nations (UN)
A balanced approach to aircraft noise management.

Academic Institutes

The Uk's National Physical Laboratory (NPL)
The Centre for Mechanical and Acoustical Metrology is a leading research institute in acoustics. On its extensive website particularly the sections «Technical Guides» and «Acoustics Facilities» are recommended.

Consumer and Employment Protection, Western Australia
The Department of Commerce provides information on noise and vibration including topics such as noise at the workplace, building quiet and noise management.

ISVR Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton
The ISVR is a centre for postgraduate and postdoctoral research in the field of sound and vibration. The research is carried out in four groups including a Dynamics Group (Railway noise and vibrations), an Acoustics Group and a Signal Processing and Control Group (Active Noise Control).

Laws and Standards

European Union
Summaries of the European Union's legislation against noise pollution. Deals with all major sources of noise emission such as cars, jets, construction plants, etc.

Noise Act of 1996 (UK)
Most important British regulation dealing with noise control.

US Laws
Summaries and sections from the United States Code that may be applicable to noise issues. Most sections represent parts of the «Noise Control Act of 1972». Please note that this web page is provided by NPC.

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
List of all ISO standards including standards regarding acoustics and noise.