this network arises from the participation of the proposed members in the EPSRC Ideas Factory “A Noisy Future? Making the World Sound Better”, 9 th to 13 th January 2006 . This brought together participants from a wide range of academic backgrounds and experiences alongside contributions from policy makers and consultants. The skills and backgrounds of the participants include: social science, transport engineering, traffic noise emissions modelling and 2.5D mapping, management and control of traffic noise, economics, media and cultural studies, maths, electronics, sound art, room acoustics, acoustics, building acoustics, psychoacoustics, noise control, health sciences, sound quality engineering, environmental acoustics, aeroacoustics, auditory psychophysics, structural dynamics, mechanical engineering, micro mechanics and noise mapping. The network started from 1 st June 2006.
The primary purpose of the network is to facilitate interdisciplinary (multi-interest) research on future soundscapes. More specifically, the objectives of the network are:
To create a new research community that integrates researchers, artists, industry, educational bodies and policy makers and enables effective communication across disciplines and sectors.