Port Metro Vancouver has installed eight long-term noise monitoring stations along both sides of the Burrard Inlet waterfront after receiving an increasing number of noise complaints from North Shore and Vancouver residents, says a report in The Province
Port Metro Vancouver official John Parker-Jervis informed that the program is already launched. The monitoring stations will provide information on noise for a five-year period, from 2015 to 2020. The port want to identify the problem areas and use the information to find what can be done in terms of mitigation.
He said the system will be able to determine how much noise in an area could be attributed to port operations compared to other community noise sources. Noise complaints have shown a steady increase since 2009.
The new monitoring stations are constantly recording decibel levels and the information is available to the public in real time online at Port Metro Vancouver's Noise Sentinel web page