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.
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. […]
Last week MIO-ECSDE co-organized the 2nd Meeting of the Mediterranean Committee on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Heraklio, Crete. The occasion provided an excellent opportunity to inform the participants about D-NOSES. MIO-ECSDE set up a station over the 2 days to introduce the project, demonstrate the OdourCollect app, and run co-creation exercises for the Odour Observatory. […]
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. […]
Join our partners Ibercivis and Ideas For Change at the Museu Blau in Barcelona to learn about the odours impacting the community around the Forum area and how you can help by using the OdourCollect app to map and report odours you come across in your daily life. Download the flyer to learn more and […]
IFAT Eurasia, the leading trade fair for environmental technologies took place at the Istanbul Expo Center on March 28-30, 2019. D-NOSES was there to reach a wider audience of young environmental engineers and facility managers that routinely face odour complaints and issues. The team represented the project at the ISWA stand, and then did a special presentation on Odour Management and the advantages of D-NOSES approach for all stakeholders. […]