The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals who share a common concern for the state of the world’s soundscapes. Our members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, aesthetic, cultural, and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.
WFAE works in collaboration with its world-wide network of Affiliated Organizations to promote:
Education - in listening to the soundscape, sharpening aural awareness and deepening listeners' understanding of environmental sounds and their meanings
Research and Study - of the social, cultural, scientific and ecological aspects of the sonic environment
Publishing and Distributing - of information and research on Acoustic Ecology.
Protecting and Preserving - existing natural soundscapes and times and places of quiet.
Designing and Creating - healthy and acoustically balanced sonic environments.
Converse: We encourage you to participate in on-going discussions through the WFAE sponsoredAcoustic-Ecology listserv. It is easy to join and participate with other ear-minded individuals regarding the soundscape environments in which we live.
Network: The WFAE is onFacebook and Twitter. Many of our Affiliate Organisations also provide social networking for their members.
Join: The WFAE encourages individuals to join one of our affiliated organisations. Where no affiliate organisation exists, we encourage you to join as an individual member. Affiliate and individual members receive the WFAE's annual publication, Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, access to a global network plus the benefits provided by our global network and associations. For more information, please visit the WFAEMembershippage.
Participate: WFAE members and others participate at WFAE events around the world. Researchers, teachers, sound producers, musicians, and acoustic ecologists have presented papers, panel discussions, workshops, sound installations, and have given sound art performances during many events.