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Urbiotica presents its new solution for noise control at the first AcustiCat Congress

AcustiCat, the first Catalan Congress for reducing noise pollution in the urban environment, will be held on 28 and 29 April. The event, which will be held at the Fira de Sabadell, will be attended by 70 speakers, 25 actively related entities and 200 sponsors. The congress will feature various parallel discussion and reflection activities related to the challenges and dilemmas of noise problems, and will include round tables, solutions and workshops on specific problems (technological, intangible and social). On Thursday 28 at 11.30 h, Urbiotica will provide a demonstration of the operation of the sensing system already successfully implemented in cities such as Girona.

Noise pollution has become one of the main environmental problems in today’s increasingly built-up cities. Noise caused by night-life areas, traffic, building work and roadworks is affecting the health and well-being of citizens causing stress and dissatisfaction among citizens and increasing public health costs. Governments need to continuously monitor noise pollution to raise public awareness and design and implement action plans that mitigate this problem.

Urbiotica’s proposal is to implement a noise monitoring network for the continuous monitoring in real time of city trouble spots and the use of alerts when the established limits are exceeded. This results in less nuisance and fewer citizen complaints, while also improving action plans defined for reducing noise levels.

Urbiotica’s noise monitoring system has already been introduced in the city of Girona. The project deployed jointly with the city council involved the setting up of five sensing points with traffic and night-life related noise problems. Through VisorAcustic inhabitants can access information in real time on noise in the city and those responsible for managing noise pollution receive notifications when noise limits are exceeded for immediate action, particularly necessary in night-life areas.

Our sensing system for continuous noise monitoring will be presented with a Demo at the AcustiCat Congress next Thursday 28 at 11.30h in the Fira de Sabadell.

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