Man hole cover for sewer entry with iron grate on street in a city

Sewage dumping from fisheries in Agrado de Penuelas

Illegal waste dumping is a common problem that can be challenging to tackle, as in this case of waste from fisheries in Chile. The sources are difficult to trace, even though the final effects are easy to see. D-NOSES proposes to use the human nose, our best and most versatile odour detection system, in a bid to help authorities track down and resolve the problems. […]

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D-NOSES and Chicken Farms

Not to get too philosophical, but if no one is there to smell it, does a bad odour exist? But moving industry to new remote locations is usually a prohibitive investment. In other words, the best thing to do is to avoid problems by ensuring that industries and residential areas are kept at safe distances from each other. It is then heartening to see that planners are learning from past experiences to improve the way they assess applications for new developments. Taking into account the cumulative effect of farms is already a great step into a wider ecological systems thinking. […]

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Case: Creamery in the Countryside

‘Fishy smell’ from creamery prompts uproar in Cornwall village.
When odour emitters ignore their neighbours, things can become difficult, as the owners of a creamery found out a while ago in the UK.
“If it was the occasional whiff it would be fine, you expect that living in the country, but now it’s all the time” […]

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Kampala Noses pilot launch

We are pleased to share this invitation to the ‘Effective local action on Odour for Kampala’ Conference, part of the launch of Kampala NOSES Network for Odour Sensing Empowerment and Sustainability. Kampala NOSES is a pilot project that seeks to introduce novel ways with which to monitor and record odour issues across Kampala, with a longer term vision of implementing new environmental reporting and governance mechanisms that are accessible to all. […]

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European Week for waste reduction 2019 in Sofia - School kids program 2

Sofia Pilot Update

The Sofia Pilot focuses on the optimisation of food waste collection around the city to reduce odour nuisance, and it has been a busy few months there with plenty of D-NOSES and citizen science activities crossing over into the new decade. Reaching out to the stakeholders is an important part of any sustainable solution, and a core part of the quadruple helix based approach that brings together policy makers, odour experts, researchers and citizens. […]

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International Odour Observartory

The international odour observatory is the first observatory at a global level dedicated to providing access to odour related information. This is an initiative by D-NOSES, a citizen science project led by the Ibercivis foundation, with the goal to help communities who are affected by odour issues. The ultimate aim is to involve all stakeholders, including local authorities, odour-emitting industries, and odour experts in finding common sense solutions. The observatory includes information about odours, odour regulations, odour data collection, and possible mitigation strategies that can be used to improve the situation.
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Community Maps

One the crucial functions of the D-NOSES project is to support Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration by providing access to information about odour pollution issues. The audience requiring this access will inevitably be citizens with little knowledge and inteterest in science and databases. Which makes it essential to present the data in a manner that is both digestable and useful, so that readers can understand the issues, and search for appropriate solutions.  […]

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