The 3rd International Conference on Wind Turbine Noise will be held over 3 days from 17-19th June 2009 in Aalborg, Denmark.
This Third International Conference, organised by Ince/Europe, will once again provide a venue for all those with an interest in wind turbine noise, and its effects on people, to meet together and also meet with those who design wind turbine installations, both in industry and in the planning process.
There is also an introductory course on noise on the afternoon prior to the conference. This has proved very popular in previous years.
The first Wind Turbine Noise conference took place in Berlin in 2005 and was a great success, bringing together 130 delegates from 22 countries.
The Second Wind Turbine Noise conference took place in Lyon, France in 2007 with more than 150 delegates from 24 countries around the world, representing:
- researchers in noise and vibration
- pressure groups
This conference aims to bring together the latest information on noise and vibration from wind turbines to give an unbiased framework from within which future developments can be assessed. The conference will also provide a venue for researchers on wind turbine noise and its effects to meet together and also meet with those who design wind turbine installations, both in industry and in the planning process.
Who should attend?
- Specialists in noise and vibration and its effects
- Wind turbine designers and manufacturers
- Developers of Wind farms
- Environmental protection officers
- Community planners and decision makers
- And all others who have an interest in wind turbine noise.
Course on Noise
A half day introductory course on basic ideas on noise and its assessment, is planned for the afternoon and evening of Tuesday 16 June. This will help to set the scene for those without specialist knowledge. There is a separate registration fee for this course of €120 Euros, including course notes. The course will cover:
- Noise and Decibels
- Sound power and sound pressure Noise levels and human hearing
- Human response to noise
- Sources of noise
- Propagation of noise
- Noise control
- Basics of noise from wind turbines
- Production and propagation
In previous years the course was judged to be “extremely useful” by many of those who attended and helped their understanding of the more technical papers at the conference.
Go to windturbinenoise2009.org for more information, including how to submit a paper, purchase recordings of previous conferences, register, and join the windturbine2009 mailing list and about Aalborg, the hotel hosting the conference, and more.