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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The Environment and Natural Resources Committee in Chile Approves a Project That Recognizes Odour as a Pollutant

On October 26, 2018, the Chilean House of Representatives approved a legislative proposal for including odours as a contaminating agent within the environmental framework law. The proposal was presented by half a dozen legislators in 2015. Passing the proposal on modification of an environmental bill to expressly treat odour as a pollutant is the first […]

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Science in the Parliament

Rosa Arias Participates in “Science in the Parliament” #CienciaenelParlamento Event at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid

Rosa Arias, D-NOSES Project Coordinator, will be participating as a Scientific Advisor in the “Science in the Parliament” #CienciaenelParlamento programme at the Spanish Parliament in Madrid on the 6th and 7th November. #CienciaenelParlamento is an independent citizen initiative that aims to make science and scientific knowledge one of the sources of information in the formulation of political […]

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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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D-NOSES at the XIX National Poultry Congress in Colombia

Cyntia Izquierdo from the International Environmental Association of Odour Managers (AMIGO), D-NOSES consortium partner, led a 1-day course on the basic odour theory and odour mapping, including the D-NOSES project activities, for the Colombian National Association of Odour Managers at the XIX National Poultry Congress organised by the National Federation of Aviculturists of Colombia (Fenavi) […]

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