To participate in the research activities of Task 39, researchers must reside in a country that participates in the IEA Wind Agreement AND has agreed by official letter to participate in Task 39.
The participating member country of the IEA Wind TCP must designate a lead institution that agrees to the obligations of Task participation (pay the annual fee and agree to perform specified parts of the work plan).
Active researchers (performing part of the work plan) benefit from meetings and professional exchange during the term of the Task.
Countries participating in the Task benefit from the information developed by the Task. The value of the research performed is many times the cost of the country participation fee or the labor contributed to carrying out the work plan.
The Task 39 Phase 1 work programme was articulated around three work packages corresponding to key aspects of wind turbine noise. In each of these, a number of potential sub-tasks to be addressed were identified, and some of them were selected as collaborative work activities. The first work package (WP) focuses on Interdisciplinary Education and Guidance. WP 2 deals with physics of noise and technical aspects of wind turbine noise. WP 3 is concerned about the psychology of noise, including psycho-acoustic and human perception of wind turbine noise. Unfortunately, there has been no contributions to this part of the Task from specialists in this domain during the first phase of the task.
In Phase 2 of Task 39, the objective is to propose a work programme with a more balanced approach for addressing both engineering and socio-psychological aspects, and will be detailed later on this website, once this extension of Task 39 has been approved by the IEA Wind TCP Executive Committee (at ExCo 87 meeting, May 2021).
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