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A New Mobile Application Helps Scientists Map the Sound Environment


September 8, 2017

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Researchers at the National Center for Scientific Research (CRNS) in France and IFFSTTAR (the French institute of science and technology for transport, spatial planning, development, and networks) have developed NoiseCapture, an application created within the framework of the ENERGIC-OD European project that unites specialists in environmental acoustics and geographic information.

NoiseCapture is accompanied by a comprehensive information system that can store, query, and share collected data. In addition, the system functions in real time, and will enable the creation of a permanent global database.

The research teams want to open up research on the sound environment to the broadest possible audience. They have developed NoiseCapture as an "open science" project, made resources available under an open source license, provided the data they collected under an open data license, and published the resulting research in open access journals.

The researchers want to use the NoiseCapture project to involve citizens in the control of their territory, especially in matters of noise pollution.

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