Welcome to The Quiet Project!
The Covid-19 lockdown is creating unprecedented environmental sound conditions around the globe as aircraft are grounded, use of cars, buses and trains sharply decreases, workplaces remain shuttered and communities stay at home. These conditions are generating a new kind of sound environment never experienced before.
The Quiet Project is a vital and time-critical response to the Covid-19 lockdown. The primary aim is to record environmental sound levels and observations across the UK during lockdown and to repeat these observations at fixed milestones as the UK recovers.
The study utilises existing networks of acoustics professionals, including private companies, public organisations and academics to gather data and observations in accessible locations during and after the lockdown period. It is also gathering measurements from major infrastructure projects to create the largest possible database.
The database will map the changing sound levels across the country, illustrating the impact of lockdown on the external sound environment. It will be used to inform other crucial studies, which might include future transport solutions, environmental and ecological changes and tracking the health of the UK economy.
Let’s get started…
Sign up for an account using the form provided.
Once you have created your personal log-in, you will be able to download the Quiet Project survey files, including Field Notes PDF and Results Excel spreadsheet. You will also be able to upload your completed Field Notes, photos, raw data and summary of results after your survey is complete.
We’ll ask you to repeat your survey and observations in 6 months’ time – don’t worry, we’ll remind you!
Your account is personal to you; you will only be able to see your own information at this time. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further details.
You can get in touch with the Project team using the Contact Us link below.
This project has been created in association with the Institute of Acoustics, Association of Noise Consultants and the UK Acoustics Network with the kind support of ANV Measurement Systems, Campbell Associates and Acoustic 1.