Yorkshire and North East Branch Meeting

Yorkshire and North East Branch Evening Meeting QUANTIFYING TRANQUILLITY IN NEW ZEALAND Greg Watts Wednesday 11 September 2019: 6.00pm for an 6.30pm Start University of Sheffield, The Diamond Building, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RD

Yorkshire and North East Branch Evening Meeting

QUANTIFYING TRANQUILLITY IN NEW ZEALAND

Greg Watts

Wednesday 11 September 2019: 6.00pm for an 6.30pm Start

University of Sheffield, The Diamond Building, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield S3 7RD

 

Presentation Overview

Based on interesting experiences working at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand, the talk covers two projects, both of which involved the assessment of perceived tranquillity. The main study was for the Department of Conservation and aimed at developing a management tool that would be of use in improving the soundscapes in National Parks by controlling tourist helicopter flights and jet boats. A further study involved assessing the noise from high voltage conductors under wet and damp conditions.

 

Both studies involved recording and playback of sounds under controlled conditions. Because of political sensitivities it was important to include a sample of volunteers drawn from the Maori communities.

 

Greg Watts is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Acoustics at the University of Bradford and has worked on noise related topics both at the Transport Research Laboratory and the University.

 

Please report to main reception on arrival.

No need to book. We welcome any members from other branches of the Institute

but for catering purposes it would be helpful if you could confirm your attendance by registering https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ioa-yorkshire-and-north-east-branch-meeting-tickets-64165837748 at least a week before the meeting.  CPD certificates will be provided.

 

A selection of refreshments will be provided. The map of the campus is attached (building 199 in G3) and the directions to the Diamond can also be found at

[https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.432139!/file/campus-map-dec2014.pdf].

Secure parking is available in the nearby Q-park off Rockingham Street

[https://www.q-park.co.uk/parking/sheffield/q-park-rockingham-street].

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11 September 2019   through   9:00 PM
University of Sheffield
Diamond Building
Sheffield, S3 7RD

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