Paris -25 October 2017 – ANIMA project has officially started. ANIMA is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union which aims to mitigate the impact of aviation noise through novel approaches. On the occasion of the project’s kick-off meeting, all ANIMA partners have gathered in Paris to proceed with the start-up activities. The coordinators of three other related projects, ARTEM, RUMBLE and AERIALIST, joined the meeting in order to strengthen European inter-project cooperation. The project manager of INEA (Innovation & Networks Executive Agency) was also present and contributed to raise awareness on the research policy on transport in H2020.

ANIMA’s overall objective is to develop new methodologies, approaches and tools to manage and mitigate the impact of aviation noise, enhancing the capability to respond to the growing traffic demand, also considering 24/7 operations. The project aims to reach this objective via a strategic approach based on three pillars: 1. community engagement as mitigation, 2. improving the quality of life by enriching knowledge on noise-related annoyance and capitalizing knowledge through European coordination.

ANIMA is financially supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever and it is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union. ANIMA project is a 48-months project with a total budget of over €7.4 million. The project also partakes to Future Sky, a global initiative aiming at addressing major challenges faced by the European Air Transport by 2050.

The project consortium is formed of 22 project partners. ANIMA is coordinated by ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales) with close cooperation from:

  • The Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
  • Stichting Nationaal Lucht – En Ruimtevaartlaboratorium (NLR)
  • Airport Regions Conference (ARC)
  • Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE)
  • Airbus Operations SAS (AIRBUS)
  • Anotec Engineering S.L. (ANOTEC)
  • Budapesti Muszaki Es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem (BME)
  • Deutsches Zentrum Fur Luft-Und Raumfahrt E.V. (DLR)
  • Environnons (ENV)
  • Erdyn Consultants (ERDYN)
  • Heathrow Airport Limited (HEATHROW)
  • Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Turbomotoare – Comoti (COMOTI)
  • National Aviation University, Kyiv (NAU)
  • Nacionalni Institut za Javno Zdravje (NIJZ)
  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
  • Regia Autonoma Aeroportul Iasi (IASI)
  • Schiphol Nederland B.V. (SCHIPHOL)
  • Transport Systems Catapult Limited (TSC)
  • Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre (UR3)
  • Universite de Cergy-Pontoise (UCP)
  • University of Southampton (UoS)
  • Zeus GmbH (ZEUS)

If you have further questions related to the ANIMA project, please contact us: ANIMA website: www.anima-project.eu

Alexandra Covrig, Communication Officer, Airport Regions Conference – alexandra.covrig@airportregions.org

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769627.