Citizen Science Safari in Barcelona Forum Area

As part of the Science Biennal, D-NOSES partners Ibercivis and Ideas for Change (IFC) held an odour training and awareness workshop last Sunday 10th of February 2019 in the Fòrum area of Barcelona. The Fòrum area has long been a focal point of bad smells; which D-NOSES proposes to resolve using citizen science to measure and validate the real impact on residents. Visitors and their children were excited to learn about the environmental odours affecting their neighbourhoods and what could be done about them. […]

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Odour training at Ecomondo 2018

The D-NOSES took advantage of the Ecomondo 2018 environmental exhibition to educate visitors about odours at the ISWA booth. A team of odour researchers from Politecnico Milano, led by Selena Sironi, brought a set of samples that could be used both to educate and test the visitors ability to determine odours according to the new rating system that is proposed for the OdourCollect application. […]

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Citizen Science in Society

As digital technologies reach more people and make advanced tools more accessible, Citizen Science has increasingly been used to address practical problems affecting communities, with a particular focus on environmental issues. D-NOSES believes that citizen science, given the appropriate methods, can and should be taken seriously at a scientific as well as policy level. […]

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Principle 10 and the Right to Create Data

Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration provides access to relevant environmental data. But what if the data does not exist? Citizens must be given the ability to create valid scientific data that can support their interests in environmental issues, and is taken seriously at a policy level. […]

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Odours and Affected Populations

Growing recognition persistent odours as a serious problem is another sign that the time has come to introduce common sense odour controls that work to protect exposed populations. D-NOSES will play a part by collecting data and evidence of the problems, as well as suggesting creative pathways to fair and balanced solutions using a multi-level, and stakeholder inclusive odour governance model. […]

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D-NOSES at IFAT 2018

Rosa Arias, D-Noses Project Manager, Ibercivis, presented D-Noses European Commission H2020 funded project at a pop-up session at the ISWA International Solid Waste Association booth at IFAT 2018. […]

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