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DIN/VDI Standards Committee Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering


News from the ISO Acoustics Plenary 2021

What the community of acoustics experts is up to

The Technical Committee ISO/TC 43 "Acoustics" and its subcommittees ISO/TC 43/SC 1 "Noise", ISO/TC 43/SC 2 "Building Acoustics", ISO/TC 43/SC 3 "Underwater Acoustics" met from 27 September to 08 October. Like the plenary meeting in June 2020, this was also held entirely as a web conference.

The NALS Secretariat holds the secretariats of ISO/TC 43 "Acoustics" and ISO/TC 43/SC 1 "Noise". The committee manager here is Dr Agnes Sayer. Together with the Danish chair Douglas Manvell, the meetings of these two committees were prepared and conducted. Delegates from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain, USA, Italy, and the Netherlands formed the ISO Plenum in the field of acoustics and dealt with strategic discussions on the work programme of the Technical Committees and Subcommittees as well as with concrete project work. The community achieved milestones in acoustics standardisation.

In advance of the plenary, a total of 20 meetings of working groups took place - from working groups with the title "Basic machinery noise", "Environmental noise" to "Acoustic insulation", "Threshold of Hearing", "Sound insulation in buildings" or "Sound absorption", "Noise emission from road vehicles", "Underwater sound from ships", "Ambient ocean sound" or "Sonars". Quite a few secretariats of such ISO working groups are also managed within the NALS.

The next plenary meeting of the international acoustics experts is planned as a physical meeting in Canada in May 2023.

Would you like to know more about the Technical Committee ISO/TC 43 "Acoustics"?

Here, you will find more information on ISO committees and working groups dealing with acoustics, or get in touch with

Mrs Dr Agnes Sayer
Committee Manager
ISO/TC 43 „Acoustics“
ISO/TC 43/SC 1 “Noise”

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