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History of NAA


Nordic Acoustic Association was established 19 June 1954 with the name Skandinaviska Akustiska Sällskapet by acousticians in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in connection to the 25th ASA meeting. The establishers were Paavo Arni (Finland), Reno Berg (Norway), Claes Wachtmeister (Sweden) and Fritz Ingerslev (Denmark). The following message was sent to the chairmen’s meeting of the Acoustical Society of America 23 to 26 June 1954 at Hotel Statler, New York: "The first child of ICA was born on the 19th of June 1954 at 12.55 p.m. The name of the child will be «The Scandinavian Acoustical Society». 125 happy fathers from four Scandinavian countries were gathered at the cradle to welcome the boy. We hasten to announce the birth of the boy to the grandfather and send our best greetings on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the American Acoustical Society"

60 years anniversary book

In connection to BNAM2014 conference, members of the national societies wrote a history book called "60 Years Anniversary Book", which can be downloaded HERE.

The contents of the book is:
pp. 7-14, The history of the Nordic Acoustic Association, Jens Holger Rindel
pp. 15-26, Acoustical Society of Finland as a channel of technology transfer, Mikko Kylliäinen
pp. 27-40, Acoustics in Sweden 1940-2013, Hans Jonasson
pp. 41-60, Danish acoustics history – An extract, Claus Møller Petersen
pp. 61-92, Historical view of the Acoustic Society of Norway (NAS) and developments in acoustics in Norway, Iiris Turunen-Rindel, Truls Gjestland, Tor Erik Vigran, Anders Homb, Sigurd Hveem, Asbjørn Krokstad, Einar Laukli, Odd Kr. Pettersen, Tønnes Ognedal, Kai Abrahamsen, Ingjerd Aaraas, Lars Strand, Arild Brekke, Ole-Herman Bjor
pp. 93-104, Acoustics in Iceland until 2014, Steindór Guðmundsson
pp. 105-122, Acoustics in Estonia, Linda Madalik