Noise and Vibration Monitoring Study

The final report resulting from the study conducted by Southdowns Environmental Consultants Ltd. has been published by the MOD. You can view the relevant documents here:

Vol 3 - Technical Appendices Results is available on request. Please email

For further information about the study report, please email

Southdowns Environmental Consultants Ltd was appointed to undertake a Noise and Vibration Monitoring Study in some of the communities around the Thames Estuary.

At the request of the Ministry of Defence, QinetiQ commissioned this independent study to determine the possible effects of noise and vibration which may result from the test, evaluation and training support activities which are carried out on the Range.

Southdowns is an independent noise and vibration consultancy, established in January 1996. As a corporate member of the Association of Noise Consultants, their subject matter experts are affiliated with professional Institutes including the Institute of Acoustics and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

The study monitored noise and vibration at multiple locations of interest in the vicinity of the Range. Following a desk top study and site suitability surveys, several locations on the Essex and Kent coastlines had monitoring systems installed.