Integral system for Consultation and Management of Noise Sources (CIFRA)

An integral system for consultation and management of sources of environmental noise meeting the need for coordination of environmental noise management


The need to coordinate legislative compliance related with environmental noise management and evaluation by the Basque government and local authorities, in accordance with the specifications of European parliament Directive 2002/49/CE.

The solution consists of a work platform responding first to the administration's need to facilitate diagnosis of the population's exposure to noise levels so that action plans can be prepared, and secondly so that information can be sent to the European Union for the establishment of common cooperation frameworks for the reduction of acoustic pollution.

The system integrates methods for the forecast and assessment of sound levels based on dose-effect and corporate data bases. It is based on a geographic information system and other information technologies providing the platform for information exchange between the institutions involved and the public.