Realtime Sound Monitoring Network

Ambient sound monitoring.

Near real-time access to sound levels in Dublin at 14 different sites is now available on this website, which is a result of Dublin City Council's aim to to make information about sound and environmental noise easier to obtain.

The aim of the monitoring network is to provide information on all sound levels to which people are being exposed.

The sites are selected, as far as possible, so that no one sound source (traffic, for instance) dominates every other sound. For this reason, the locations of sound monitors at kerbside beside heavy flows of traffic is avoided.

Sound from traffic is measured, but this is done within the context of overall or 'ambient' sound levels.

View near real-time monitoring at our 14 monitoring sites.

Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2017
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2016
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2015
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2014
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2013
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2012
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2011
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2010
Ambient Sound Monitoring Network Annual Report 2009
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