Feasibility of Noise Monitoring
The Cruise Terminal Warnemünde is located in close vicinity to ancient residential areas. With respect to regulation of noise emissions from the terminal this spatially compressed arrangement poses a challenge on compliance with regulations for noise immission.
In the past 5 years, Cruise business in Warnemünde experienced an increase in passenger numbers while the number of berthing ships remained unchanged. The reason for this is most likely that even bigger cruise ships are being built. In general, the cruise business has been steadily growing for the last 15 year.
For terminal operation it is desirable that noise immission in the residential areas can be estimated on the basis of measured values at the terminal. The installation of a monitoring system on the terminal is deemed much easier. However, it must be ensured that appropriate locations on the terminal are chosen to ensure proper operation and reliability of the predicted values.
A measurement campaign was conducted to investigate feasibility and expected accuracy for multiple positions of a noise monitoring system at the terminal.
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