Announcing the D-NOSES Policy Brief

The complexity of the odour pollution question can make it difficult for stakeholders to fully grasp the issues. To support local decision-makers, emitting industries and affected citizens in understanding the key facts, D-NOSES has published a policy brief entitled “Odour pollution – A growing societal concern”. The aim is to give readers a short, four-page introduction to the issues and explain the practical value of the proposed D-NOSES solution. […]

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SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE - JANUARY 26, 2018: Intense traffic on Avenida La Alameda, the most important street in Santiago de Chile. In the background, the flag of Citizenship Square

Chile: Odours are Pollution

Chile recently proposed to classify odours as pollution, at least partially due to 2 odour related crisis events that caught the attention of the nation. In statements, proponents of the law advocated the need to measure the impact of persistent odours on affected communities to avoid similar problems in the future. […]

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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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Scientific Papers Presented at the NOSE 2018 Conference are Now Available in the October 2018 Volume of Chemical Engineering Transactions Journal

The 6th International Conference on Environmental Odour Monitoring & Control NOSE was held on September 9-12, 2018 in Milan, Italy. NOSE2018 is organized by AIDIC, The Italian Association of Chemical Engineering. D-NOSES was represented at the event by Rosa Arias with a plenary lecture, and the Scientific Manager of the DNOSE project, Laura Capelli, in collaboration […]

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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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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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