European Acoustics Association (EAA)
EAA gathers together 32 national acoustical associations and serves more than 8500 individual members in the following countries:
• Austria (AAA) • Belgium (ABAV) • Bulgaria (NSA) • Croatia (HAD) • Czech Republic (CAS) • Denmark (DAS) • Finland (ASF) • France (SFA) • FYROM (MAA) • Germany (DEGA) • Greece (HELINA) • Hungary (OPAKFI) • Iceland (IAA) • Italy (AIA) • Latvia (LAA) • Lithuania (LAS) • Morocco (MSA) • Norway (NAS) • Poland (PTA) • Portugal (SPA) • Romania (SRA) • Russia (PAO) • Serbia (ASY), • Slovakia (SKAS) • Slovenia (SDA) • Spain (SEA) • Sweden (SAS) • Switzerland (SGA-SSA) • The Netherlands (NAG) • Turkey (TAS) • Ukraine (UGA) • United Kingdom (IoA)
The European Acoustics Association (EAA) is a non-profit entity established in 1992 and includes in its membership societies predominantly in European countries interested in to promote development and progress of acoustics in its different aspects, its technologies and applications.
The main objectives of the EAA are to:
- promote and spread the science of acoustics, its technologies and applications, throughout Europe and the entire world
- interface with associations whose activities are related to acoustics
- establish contacts across member associations and other public and private bodies
- promote the formation of national acoustical societies in European countries where these do not exist, and to support and strengthen activities of existing national associations, respecting the principle of subsidiarity
- publish Acta Acustica united with Acustica, in printed as well as in electronic format
- organize and promote congresses, publish books and monographs, and engage in all those activities that are connected with the diffusion, promotion and development of acoustics
- establish agreements for collaboration with European and international entities in order to better serve the objectives of EAA
- stimulate education activities and platforms in acoustics at all educational levels, both academic and professional
- promote and divulge the establishment and implementation of norms and recommendations in the various fields of acoustics
EAA is democratically organized (one vote per country) with a general assembly, a board and an executive council.
EAA contact (General Secretary)
c/o: Spanish Acoustical Society (SEA)
Serrano 144, ES-28006 Madrid,Spain
EAA Board 2013-2016
President: Michael Taroudakis
Vice President: Jean Kergomard
Vice President: Mats Åbom
General Secretary: Tapio Lokki
Treasurer: J. Salvador Santiago
EAA Board 2010-2013
President: Jean Kergomard
Vice President: Colin English
Vice President: Peter Svensson
General Secretary: Kristian Jambrošić
Treasurer: J. Salvador Santiago
EAA has 7 technical committees which, at different level, are in charge of organizing specific activities (technical reports, round robin tests, structured session organization at congresses, symposia, etc.). They are open to all individual members of EAA member societies and are coordinated by a Chairman:
• CA, Computational Acoustics • HYD, Hydroacoustics • MUS, Musical Acoustics • NOI, Noise • PPA, Psychological and Physiological Acoustics • RBA, Room and Building Acoustics • ULT, Ultrasound
The European Acoustics Association (EAA)
- has an efficient management structure – managers being assigned due to competence and not simply for political balance
- is economically powerful since the full members share the running operational costs
- is open to all European acoustical societies due to the concept of associate-member societies, which are entitled to economic privileges in accordance with their economic status – associate members can become full members at any time
- provides a good basis for the general growth and expansion of activities in acoustics to meet future demands of its member societies
- provides attractive opportunities for responsible volunteers who want to devote part of their working power and expertise to activities at the pan-European level
- works on the principle of subsidiarity – that is, it complements, and does not replace the activities of national and regional societies
- offers a range of products which can only be efficiently provided by means of pan-European cooperation
ACTA ACUSTICA united with ACUSTICA
Product Manager and Editor in chief: Jean Kergomard
Acta Acustica united with Acustica is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It is the journal of the EAA. It is published by S. Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart.
See www.acta-acustica-united-with-acustica.com for more information.
EAA members receive Acta Acustica united with Acustica online as part of their membership.
Product Manager: Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp (Kristian Jambrošic from Sept.2013)
Nuntius Acusticus is the "acoustic messenger" of EAA to vitalize communication between and in the European acoustical societies on a variety of topics. It is published monthly in electronic format and distributed via e-mail to all EAA members.
Product Manager: Sergio Luzzi
Documenta Acustica is the literature distribution system of the EAA. It distributes conference and symposia proceedings as well as books, reports and theses.
Product Manager: Olivier Dazel
Fenestra Acustica is the website of EAA. Fenestra provides information on the association and its members (products, technical committees, organisational structure and policies, contact information), up-to-date news, upcoming events, links to other no-profit organisations in acoustics, a job market and much more.
Product manager: Malte Kob
Schola is an online platform for education in acoustics in Europe: www.european-acoustics.net/schola. Through Fenestra, it offers information on university acoustics courses in Europe at different levels (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D).
ACOUSTICS IN PRACTICE
Product manager: Colin English
This new technical journal will be written by practitioners for practitioners
and other professions: a new link between all members of all EAA societies. The journal will be published four times a year in electronic form only. The first issue is planned for July 2013.
YOUNG ACOUSTICIANS NETWORK
Contact person: Elena Ascari and Xavier Valero
This network is a non-profit student initiative within the EAA with the primary goal to establish a community for Mater and PhD students and researchers in the field of acoustics. It organises student events at scientific conferences and provides services that contribute to the community, including a monthly newsletter.
Forum Acusticum is the triennial international convention organised by a national acoustical society on behalf of EAA. It is, in effect, a forum comprising a variety of different activities: high-quality scientific congress with invited plenary lectures, structured sessions, invited and contributed papers, an exhibition that includes commercial firms, laboratories and agencies, social meetings of acousticians with receptions, visits and awards.
Euronoise is the European Conference and Exhibition on Noise Control, coordinated by the EAA Technical Committee Noise and organised by a national acoustical society on behalf of EAA.
Euroregio is an expression of EAA support for traditional regional events organized by groups of countries. Where and when appropriate, the regional events can be extended towards a full European and international scale.
EAA symposia are scientific meetings under the aegis of the EAA with a focus on specialised fields. They are typically organized by one or more member societies of EAA in conjunction with the Technical Committee of EAA.
YOUNG RESEARCHER AND STUDENT PROGRAM
EAA supports with grants and best paper and presentation awards the active participation of students and young researchers at EAA major events (Forum Acusticum, Euronoise, Euroregio).
EAA SUMMER AND WINTER SCHOOLS
The EAA Summer and Winter Schools are conceptualized as events where Master and PhD students of acoustics, as well as other young acousticians, can learn about a variety of new accomplishments in the field of acoustics in half day or full day courses.