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Noise pollution can have a harmful impact on both wildlife and human health. There are several notable community science projects that have focused on noise monitoring, some that use phone applications and others that use noise meters. _Lead image from NoiseTube_ ## Noise monitoring resources and projects: ### Apps Noise can by monitored by apps downloaded to your phone. Here's a [Blog post on Apps for noise mapping]( by Antonella Radicchi. Here are some App options: - []( by Christian Nold: a DIY noise monitoring that he’s deploying around Heathrow - [Citi-Sense]( app for evaluating soundscapes - by Chunming Li, from the Chinese Academy of Science - [NoiseTube]( one of the very first apps that was developed _Note from Muki Haklay: There are issues with the calibration of phones with apps, which was an issue in some of the work that we’ve done few years ago, so I would also think that you can use class I noise meters._ ### Noise Meters - [Class I noise meters]( (they’re not super expensive – about £50 ) - [Sound Around Town]( adapted commercial recording units (Roland-05) and developed calibration devices so that participants in the project can borrow the equipment from local libraries and deploy in their backyards according to a specific protocol. The data will improve the NPS national soundscape maps (which need refinement but are already useful for studies of noise as an EJ issue (e.g., [this new study]( ## Questions [questions:noise] ## Notes [notes:noise!question:noise] ## Activities [activities:noise] ...

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blogibaba "Hi, I am Sagar from India. This app is amazing. It is available on the play store n I am going to add many of them. BDW thanks for this beautiful i..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
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Engineerjaykumar "But, in other sense at the very complex residential city area, the noise polution can be reduced by some means of Brick masonry wall , and stone m..." | Read more » over 3 years ago
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cfastie "That's a great development. Thanks for alerting me to that. The key to this advance is knowing how to structure the KML code to define the color of..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
joaquinx "Dear @cfastie! How are you? Joaquin from Aerocene project here. One of our community members, Fede from Buenos Aires, has created a Python code tha..." | Read more » almost 4 years ago
stevie " Love this! I added the activites tag on this so people know it's something they can do. Have you visited the wiki page on noise yet? Want to help ..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
liz " This is great! i had the opportunity to share this project with several people over the weekend who were lamenting the lack of any quiet spaces in..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
niklasjordan " Hey, first: welcome to PublicLab! Glad you could make it. I promise you won't regret it ;-) Really cool project. One question: Do you plan to int..." | Read more » about 4 years ago
singhav "Nice question " | Read more » over 4 years ago
SSamuel "We plan to approach the local authorities which has influence in this area. The civic sense is strong and notions of access to clean air,water and ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
liz "Wonderful to hear from you! Many residents face this kind of land use impact in their neighborhoods, and it can seem impossible to be heard by City..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
niklasjordan "Ahoy @tinangata, first of all: Yeah, your first submission! Nice to have you on board :-) Noise monitoring is definitely an exciting topic. There ..." | Read more » over 4 years ago
stevie "Awesome. mind adding to the wiki as updates come in? there are some there now: " | Read more » almost 5 years ago
Shannon "From Muki Haklay: Check Antonella Radicchi blogpost on the range of apps from last year" | Read more » over 5 years ago
Primack "You can monitor noise with a smartphone. Some apps also give you the time and location, and allow you to export the data via email. This provides ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
stevie "Also from Caren Cooper of SciStarter: "...Sound Around Town. We have adapted commercial recording units (Roland-05) and..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
zengirl2 "Using apps is certainly handy for when the noise issue is unexpected. One of the apps I blogged about gave the example of students having a hard ti..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
stevie "@primack - do you have any ideas on this one? Also @Cindy_ExCites ? " | Read more » over 5 years ago
stevie "These are great! @primack more information on the apps would be great. Could you post some more about it in the answers below? Anything from Muki's..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
stevie "Here's an answer that came in from Yonit Yogev via email: "Suggest checking with the National Park Service. Most of the wild land national parks ..." | Read more » over 5 years ago
stevie "I know there was a project done by Extreme Citizen Science. @Cindy_ExCites do you have any ideas or advice? " | Read more » over 5 years ago
warren "Hi, all - via Wig Zamore on the discussion lists: Hi Jeff and Everyone, I often participate in environmental health practicums that involve matchi..." | Read more » about 6 years ago