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

The growing recognition of persistent environmental odours as a serious problem at an international level is another sign that the time has come to begin the work of introducing common sense odour governance that works to protect exposed populations. D-NOSES will be playing its part by collecting the data and evidence of the problems, as well as suggesting creative pathways to fair resolutions, and finally proposing a balanced, multi-level, and stakeholder inclusive odour governance model. […]

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