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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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. […]
‘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” […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
The validation of the data is a vital component of the D-NOSES method and citizen science in general. Only if we can show that the data is reliable can we expect the relevant stakeholders to take appropriate action. Various techniques are used in the D-NOSES pilots to ensure the collection of reliable scientific data from regular citizens. […]
Doing It Together Science (DITOs) organized more than 500 innovative workshops, exhibitions, and activities across Europe focusing on the active involvement of citizens in Citizen Science. In their final event, they brought together other citizen science projects to present, exchange and debate their ideas for Citizen Science. Rosa Arias, from Ibercivis and D-NOSES project coordinator, was invited to take part in the panel, and ECSA provided a stand for the Citizen Science Fair to demonstrate the work and progress of the D-NOSES project. […]