As early as 1996, Greater Lyon wished to set up, with five public technical centres and research institutes, the first noise observatory on the scale of its agglomeration by creating Acoucité. It’s a non-profit association, an area of expertise in environmental acoustics.
A permanent measurement network is initiated in 2002 and in 2007, the agglomeration published its noise maps in accordance with the DE-CE-2002.
In 2008, Acoucité published a first methodological guide for permanent measurement networks and in 2010, the French Minister and the ADEME launched a call for Expression of Interest for the creation of noise observatories in agglomerations.
Four agglomerations are retained to set up experimental observatories over the period 2011-2013 (measure short-, medium and long term noise, define objectives for the actions, manage and forecast urban planning operations, map and simulate sound nuisances, establish a history, inform the population, raise the awareness of actors…). They are all partners of Acoucité and have already realised their noise maps and PPBE in accordance with the European directive.
Acoucité is partner of this 4 agglomerations and, recently, the principality of Monaco, in order to assist them in the implementation of their observatories: