Editor’s View (Sept 2020)

Welcome to the September 2020 issue of Noise/News International. In this issue, we learn about some new features in the latest version of SoundPLAN, which includes some new organizational tools as well as the new CNOSSOS-EU noise predictions standards; we celebrate the 100th birthday of Jean Mattei, who was a founding member of INCE/Europe and a board member of I-INCE; and Eric Ungar provides another tutorial, this time focusing on how long it takes a vibrating system to reach a steady state.

We also have an announcement on NOISE-CON 2020 and the plan to hold it as a virtual conference later this year. This follows in the footsteps of INTER-NOISE 2020, which, by now, will have concluded. I hope you had a chance tune in and take full advantage of the online conference. It was a historic event in the life of I-INCE. To mark the occasion, in this issue our From the Archives feature looks back at the last time INTER-NOISE was held in South Korea—back in 2003. And, of course, our December issue will have a full report of this year’s e-congress.

I also have some exciting news to share: Noise/News International has developed a companion podcast, The Noise/News. The first episode is now available on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please be sure to tune in to our first episode, in which I sit down with I-INCE President Bob Bernhard and INCE-USA President Mike Bahtiarian. Bob and Mike provide information on INCE-USA and I-INCE and how COVID-19 has impacted the industry of noise control. It’s an exciting development for NNI, and I hope you enjoy this and future episodes.

The Noise News is now available wherever you get your podcasts.

If you have any noise news that you’d like to share on with Noise/News International, or even talk about on The Noise/News, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Eoin A. King, PhD