Expert: Dr. César Asensio
EGLA Expert for Air Quality and Noise
Researcher at the Instrumentation and Applied Acoustics Research Group of the Technical University of Madrid
Dr. César Asensio has a B.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering, M.Sc. in Acoustics Engineering in Industry and Transport and a PhD in Acoustics Engineering.
He has vast experience in environmental acoustics including noise modelling, strategic noise mapping and noise monitoring in cities, industry and transport infrastructures. He was nominated by Spain as technical expert to be part of the CNOSSOS-EU Technical Committee (Common NOise aSSessment methOdS), which aimed at improving the consistency and comparability of noise assessments results across the EU Member states. CNOSSOS-EU defined a methodological framework that formed the basis for the amendment of Annex II of Directive 2002/49/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise in Europe.
César is highly committed to environmental noise research and information dissemination, aiming to raise the awareness of public administrations, citizens and other stakeholders about the risks that community noise can pose to public health. He is particularly interested in the influence that non-acoustic factors have on the response of citizens to noise, as well as in the exploitation of new technologies and smart city capabilities in the management of environmental noise.