Environmental noise

  • People at LEAM work on the sound characterization of urban and non-urban areas through long-term noise measurements and computer simulations.


  • LEAM supports governments in developing and maintaining plans for reducing noise in urban areas making noise maps, capacity maps, action plans and specific proposals for action in coordination with the competent authority.

  • LEAM also has expertise in the assessment of the acoustic impact of infrastructures such as roads, railways and airports.


  • Researchers at LEAM investigate on new ways of automatically drawing noise maps continuously updated with distributed and mobile sensors optimizing the temporal and spatial sampling.

  • LEAM has all of the necessary instruments for making any type of noise measurement and the software to determine the noise impact of each type of infrastructure.