The scope of the survey according to END cannot be achieved with conventional measurement methods, therefore a calculation of the noise exposure is explicitly permitted. Measurement and calculation methods are presented below.
In the first reporting rounds, environmental noise mappings were requested to a lesser extent or only above a certain traffic volume.
|1st reporting round (2005-2009)||2nd reporting round (2010-2014)|
|agglomeration||> 250.000 Residents||> 100.000 Residents|
|major road||> 6 million cars/year||> 3 million cars/year|
|major railway line||> 60.000 trains/year||> 30.000 trains/year|
|major airport||> 50.000 movements per year||> 50.000 movements per year|
Exposure levels are to be determined on the basis of uniform EU-wide parameters over the entire day (day-evening-night noise indicator (LDEN)) and separately for the night (night-time noise indicator (LNight)).