Data Download


Noise observations submitted via the mobile app are available for download in CSV format:

Project Acknowledgements

The NOISE Project ( is a Community Science Research Project funded by the National Science Foundation and led by communities that have been historically excluded from the sciences in collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Celebrate Urban Birds. Please learn more about the community partners who co-lead the NOISE Project and their communities here:

The NOISE Project Centers equity in the fight against noise pollution. Our goal is to explore noise impacts on personal and community wellbeing and connect people to safe and healthy sound environments while acknowledging the ties between environmental justice, historical systemic oppression, and racial justice work.

We believe that we must change the way science is done so it includes our community voices. Collaborating in an equitable way means that this research isn’t being done “traditionally”. It’s co-created and co-led by community members so our communities benefit directly.

Our goal is to understand how noise pollution affects our communities, our ecosystems and our health so we can create real change. We are raising awareness about noise pollution and promoting wellbeing and connection with nature. We’re consciously prioritizing the values and strengths of our communities. We abide by our co-created working agreements and community review board non-negotiables. Learn more about our process here:


  • 85+ dB(A) regularly (8+ hours per day) 
  • 100+ dB(A) regularly (15+ minutes per day) 
  • 110+ dB(A) regularly (1.5+ minutes per day)

Excessive noise can have negative health effects like heart disease, diabetes, lower birth weight and learning difficulties.

We want to acknowledge all the communities who have contributed to the co-creation of this project and APP and who have contributed data to create change.

We are grateful to The WorldBeat Center in San Diego CA; Metro Atlanta Urban Farm in Atlanta GA; Camp Compass Academy in Allentown PA; Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio in St. Paul MN; Green Jay Bird Conservancy, Mexico; J.E.D.I. Heart, OR; Ndor Eco Village, Ghana; The Avarna Group, CA; Daughters of Charity, USA; Nosotros Radio, NY; La Joven Guardia del Teatro Latino, NY; and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, NY.

In addition we’d like to thank María Cecilia Alvarez Ricalde, John Annoni, J. Marcelo Bonta, Mateo Luna Castelli, Makeda Cheatom, Catherine Crum, Juan Flores Valadez, Yao Augustine Foli, José González, José Miguel Hernández Hurtado, Sister Sharon Horace, Karen Kitchen, Marilú López Fretts, Berenice Rodriguez, Tanya Schuh, Phyllis Edwards Turner, Fanny Villarreal, and Bobby Wilson.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. #DRL-1811234: “Developing the Processes and Potential to Engage Historically Underrepresented Communities in Public Participation in STEM Research Through Authentic and Impactful Collaboration” (NOISE Project). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.