International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


2 September 2020Australia

EPA Victoria’s Environmental Science Series: Sound-thinking for a quieter environment – managing noise around us

Sound is all around us, but when it is loud and intrusive or annoying, we refer to it as noise. Noise can be present everywhere—in our homes, in our workplaces, in public spaces, near roads. Noise pollution can impact our health and environmental quality. Unfortunately, as our cities grow, so does exposure to noise pollution. But there are a few things you can do to help reduce and minimise noise pollution in your life.

Join Mrs Marion Burgess, acoustics researcher at the University of New South Wales, as she explores the main types of noise pollution in our urban areas, and how we can use science to help to determine the effects, including on our health, and to minimise or manage its impacts.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask live questions via the Microsoft Teams Q&A function.

Location: Live-stream via Microsoft Teams

Organisation Responsible: Environmental Protection Authority Victoria (EPA Victoria)

Contact: Claire Blau, at


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