Eoin King, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and acoustics, CETA, has published an article in Environment International (Impact Factor 6.248) titled “An Assessment of Residential Exposure to Environmental Noise at a Shipping Port.” The article was co-authored by Enda Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland.
The paper reports on a study examining the extent of noise exposure for residents within the vicinity of Dublin Port, Ireland. Noise levels were monitored over a period of 45 days and results were compared to World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. The research also investigated the extent of low-frequency noise from night-time port handling activity. The results show that exposure is above night-time guideline limits set down by WHO, above Irish levels for the assessment of noise mitigation and highlight the extent to which port noise can be a significant environmental stressor.