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D4.1 The Multilevel engagement plan for stakeholders and communities
The Multilevel engagement plan for stakeholders and communities

This document provides a preliminary mapping of communities affected by odour pollution in eight European countries and in Chile, and presents a conceptual framework for supporting stakeholders in planning and conducting citizen science interventions aimed at tackling odour problems.

Multilevel engagement plan

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D2.2 The analysis of existing regulations in odour pollution and  odour impact criteria
The analysis of existing regulations in odour pollution and odour impact criteria

This document provides an overview of odour regulations in eight European countries and in Chile.

Existing regulations

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D2.3 The compilation of good practices in odour pollution
The compilation of good practices in odour pollution

One of the aims of the D-NOSES project is to promote good practices in odour pollution, led by quadruple helix actors (i.e. promoted by citizens, administrations or industries that were able to solve the odour problem through different mechanisms in different contexts, increasing the level of sustainability), which can be used as positive examples for project replicability. Meanwhile, this document provides a summary of reference good practices for managing and controlling odour emissions as stated by the European Community in their Reference documents for Best Available Techniques in different sectors.

Good practices

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D2.1 Review on odour pollution, odour measurement, abatement techniques
Review on odour pollution, odour measurement, abatement techniques

In the frame of the D-NOSES project, in order to reach the goal of creating common scientific guidelines for policy making, it is extremely important to define the scientific framework of odour pollution, by answering fundamental questions about the nature of odour pollution, the ways to measure it, and the methods available to reduce odour impacts. This document provides an up-to-date review of the methods that can be used in order to measure odours and the techniques that can be adopted for odour emissions abatement.

Review on odour pollution

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D-NOSES course on odour pollution (MOOC for educators)
D-NOSES course on odour pollution (MOOC for educators)

The MOOC supports educators to introduce the topic to their target audiences, not only students but also learners in the wider sense, such as life-long learners, citizens, etc. Part I examines what generates odour pollution, its impacts -environmental, social, health and economic- and sheds light on the various D-NOSES resources and tools that can support citizens to address the problem. Part II presents a series of learning activities (by suggested age groups) that can be used by educators.

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Odour Management Plan
Industry Toolkit

This industry guidance toolkit is aimed at all industrial sites, establishments, businesses and institutions which activities may emit odours. 

As an odour emitting stakeholder, you may hold an environmental regulatory permit which you must comply to, or you may simply want to be an exemplary neighbour to the communities located in the vicinity of your plant(s). 

This toolkit is designed to help you anticipate the odour impact that your activities may have on your neighbours. This toolkit walks you through the steps you need to take to establish an Odour Management Plan (OMP), which should help you comply with your environmental responsibilities and prevent conflict associated with odour nuisances. 

 

Odour Management Plan

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Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide
Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide

This paper, published in 2021 after a work of 4 years, reviews and summarises the odour legislation in selected European countries, North America, and South America, as well as Oceania and Asia. Many countries have incorporated odour-related assessment criteria into their legislation. However, it tend to be highly variable between countries, individual states, provinces, and even counties and towns.

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Best Practices for Industries: Odour Reduction for a WWTP in Athens
Best Practices for Industries: Odour Reduction for a WWTP in Athens

D-NOSES partners provides best practices examples related to odour reduction processes to inspire industries. This case study looks at the odour reduction practices implemented in a wastewater treatment plant in Athens, which had emitted odours affecting surrounding communities for more than two decades.

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Best Practices for Industries: WWTP Design in Portugal
Best Practices for Industries: WWTP Design in Portugal

D-NOSES partners provides best practices examples related to odour reduction processes to inspire industries. This case study looks at how one can approach the design of a wastewater treatment plant in light of best practices related to odour minimisation in Portugal.

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Best Practice for Industries: case study for an administrations' WWTP.
Best Practices for Industries: Odour Reduction for a Spanish WWTP

D-NOSES partners provides best practices examples related to odour reduction processes to inspire industries. This case study looks at the odour reduction practices implemented by EPSAR (the Public Entity for the Sanitation of Wasterwater in the Community of Valencia, Spain) for one of its wasterwater treatment plant.

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Best Practices for Industries: Odour Reduction for a Food Industry WWTP
Best Practice for Industries: Odour Reduction in a Food Industry WWTP

D-NOSES partners provides best practices examples related to odour reduction processes to inspire industries. This case study looks at odour reduction practices implemented by a food industry for one of its wastewater treatment facility, through the modification of the sludge treatment process.

Best Practice for Industries

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Overview of odour measurement methods: the OO as an informative tool for citizen science based approaches to odour management
Overview of odour measurement methods: the OO as an informative tool for citizen science based approaches to odour management

This article introduces the D-NOSES project, its methodology and presents an overview of the existing odour impact assessment methods currently available to quantify odour pollution.

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D-Noses' Policy Brief Greek GR
D-Noses' Policy Brief Greek GR

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.

Policy Brief

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D-Noses' Policy Brief Bulgarian BG
D-Noses' Policy Brief Bulgarian BG

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.

Policy Brief

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D-Noses' Policy Brief Portuguese PT
D-Noses' Policy Brief Portuguese PT

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.

Policy Brief

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D-Noses' Policy Brief French FR
D-Noses' Policy Brief French FR

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.

Policy Brief

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D-Noses' Policy Brief Spanish SP
D-Noses' Policy Brief Spanish SP

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.

Policy Brief

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D-Noses' Policy Brief Italian IT
D-Noses' Policy Brief Italian IT

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.

Policy Brief

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D-Noses' Policy Brief German DE
D-Noses' Policy Brief German DE

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

Policy Brief

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Estudio: Antecedentes para la regulación de olores en Chile
Estudio: Antecedentes para la regulación de olores en Chile (in Spanish)

Report by ECOTEC about an odour regulation proposal for Chile, including an analysis of odours in the country and national/international regulations (in Spanish).

Report

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Ministerio del Medio Ambiente website (in Spanish)
Ministerio del Medio Ambiente Chile website (in Spanish)

Website dedicated to odours from the Chilean Ministry of Environment with detailed information about odours, regulations and measurements (in Spanish).

Website

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Olores.org web
Olores.org website

The site that deals with odour management, including news, specialised events, techniques and a directory companies dealing with environmental odour management (by Carlos Díaz).

Website

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Cs in odour monitoring
Citizen Science in odour monitoring

Introduction of the approach proposed by D-NOSES, which incorporates citizen science in odour monitoring (from the ‘Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring in the UK‘  webinar by Mapping for Change).

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Citizen Science definition
Citizen Science definition

Short video introducing the concept of citizen science, its relation to the SDGs and the different levels of engagement (from ‘Citizen Science for Environmental Monitoring in the UK‘  webinar by Mapping for Change).

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Guía Básica de Gestión del Olor
Guía Básica de Gestión del Olor (in Spanish)

This guide contains the regulatory odour framework for Spain, Chile, Colombia and Argentina as well as odour evaluation, management and control.

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Regulación de olores en Colombia y España (in Spanish)
Regulación de olores en Colombia y España (in Spanish)

This webinar, organised by AMIGO, introduces the regulatory framework for odours in Spain (Antonio Amo, LABAQUA) and Colombia (Jaime Cardona, GSA S.A.S).

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Regulacion de olores Chile y Argentina (in Spanish)
Regulacion de olores Chile y Argentina (in Spanish)

This webinar, organised by AMIGO, introduces the regulatory framework for odours in Chile (Álvaro Ulloa) and Argentina (Analía Escribano).

Video link

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Introducción a la gestión y teoría del olor
Introducción a la gestión y teoría del olor (in Spanish)

Introduction to odour theory and odour management (In Spanish), a webinar run by Cyntia izquierdo (olores.org) on 8th September 2020.

Video Link

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D-NOSES Stakeholder Engagement Model
D-NOSES Stakeholder Engagement Model

This poster describes the history behind the D-NOSES stakeholder engagement model and how it’s been applied so far in the Forum area of Barcelona.

Poster

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Smell Diary Template
Smell Diary Template

Use the form to record odour observations

Smell diary template updated

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Non-Specific Chemical Analysis
Non-Specific Chemical Analysis

This summary sheet explains the general role of non-specific chemical analysis in measuring odours. Simply put, it measures the concentration of hydrocarbons present in an air sample.

Summary Sheet

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D-Noses Policy Brief
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. This should raise awareness of odour pollution and provide all stakeholders with the necessary background knowledge to think about how they can engage in productive dialogues and effective co-created solutions.

Policy Brief

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Citizen Science
Citizen Science

This summary sheet explains how citizen science can be used for the measurement of odours.

Summary Sheet

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Dynamic Olfactometry
Dynamic Olfactometry

This summary sheet explains the method of dynamic olfactometry in measuring odours. With this method, samples of odourous gas are collected at the source of the odour in specific bags.

Summary Sheet

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Field Inspection
Field Inspection

This summary sheet explains the method of field inspection in measuring odours. In field inspections, trained people participate and record when they can detect odour or not in the field and not in the laboratory (as in dynamic olfactometry).

Summary Sheet

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Field Olfactometry
Field Olfactometry

This summary sheet explains the method of field olfactometry, whereby trained panelists use a breathing device which dilutes the outside odourous air with fresh air. The panelists then measure how many times the odourous air needs to be diluted before it can no longer be detected by a human nose.

Summary Sheet

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Gas Chromatography Olfactometry
Gas Chromatography Olfactometry

This summary sheet explains how the gas chromatography olfactometry method combines the senses of trained panelists and the technology gas chromatography to establish the correlation between specific chemicals and odour concentration.

Summary Sheet

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Instrumental Monitoring
Instrumental Monitoring

This summary sheet explains how an electronic nose can be used for the instrumental monitoring of odours. Compared to a human nose, the benefits of an electronic nose is that it can monitor odours continuously at the source or area of odour impact.

Summary Sheet

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Chemical Analysis with Speciation
Chemical Analysis with Speciation

This summary sheet aims to explain the role of chemical analysis with speciation in the measurement of odours. Chemical analysis with speciation is a way of separating, identifying and measuring the different compounds that are present in a sample of odourous air.

Summary Sheet

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Chemical Analysis for Single Gases
Chemical Analysis - Single Gases

This summary sheet aims to explains the role of chemical analysis in the measurement of odours, with particular reference to single gases.

Summary Sheet

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Teachers Manual for Schools Programme
Teachers Manual for Schools Programme

The teachers manual is designed for primary year students (7 to 11) and is built around 6 separate interactive lessons. The manual is organised into identically structured sections containing, for each lesson: objectives, learning outcomes, duration, list of concepts, materials needed, a teaching guidance and practices. At the end of the manual, there is an Appendix section with additional supporting material.

Teachers Manual

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Odour Impact Criteria in South American Regulations
Odour Impact Criteria in South American Regulations

This paper reviews odour impact criteria (OIC) applied in jurisdictions throughout South America.   Particularly, the odour framework in countries such as Brazil, Chile and Colombia is presented.

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Nuisance smells: how councils deal with complaints
Nuisance smells: how councils deal with complaints

How councils assess and deal with nuisance odours from industrial, trade and business premises in the UK.

Website hyperlink

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A Review of National and International Odor Policy, Odor Measurement Technology, and Public Administration
A Review of National and International Odor Policy, Odor Measurement Technology, and Public Administration

This report presents the current state of the practice in odor regulation in the United States and selected countries around the world, reviews the regulatory needs in different territories and presents a  regulatory framework that could be implemented in Minnesota.

Report

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Are Environmental Odors Toxic?
Are Environmental Odors Toxic?

Report on the toxicity of odours by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Report

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Odour assessment tools and odour emissions in industrial processes
Odor assessment tools and odor emissions in industrial processes

This study presents odour assessment tools and odour emissions in industrial processes.

Article paper

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Olfactory Characterization of Typical Odorous Pollutants Part I: Relationship Between the Hedonic Tone and Odor Concentration
Olfactory Characterization of Typical Odorous Pollutants Part I: Relationship Between the Hedonic Tone and Odor Concentration

This paper focuses on the properties of odours and investigates the relationship between the hedonic tone and odour concentration.

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The Impact of Industrial Odors on the Subjective Well-Being of Communities in Colorado
The Impact of Industrial Odors on the Subjective Well-Being of Communities in Colorado

This study assesses the impact of odors from industrial sources on the subjective well-being (SWB) of North Denver residents, and of four similar communities in Colorado for comparison.

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Air quality and odour evaluation on terrains characterized by a complicated odour emission profiles
Air quality and odour evaluation on terrains characterized by a complicated odour emission profiles

This paper investigates methods for the evaluation of odor pollution on terrains characterized by complex emission profiles.

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A critical review of Regulations for the Control Of Odors
A critical review of Regulations for the Control Of Odors

Critical review of regulations for the control of odors.

A critical review of Regulations for the Control Of Odors

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Developing Odor Control Regulations: Guidelines and Considerations
Developing Odor Control Regulations: Guidelines and Considerations

Guidelines and considerations to develop odor control regulations.

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Odor Pollution Control Regulation and Measurement in China
Odor Pollution Control Regulation and Measurement in China

This paper introduces odor pollution measurement and management in China which can be divided into national and local emission standard of odor pollutants. .

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A Review of 20 Years of Standardization of Odor Concentration Measurement by Dynamic Olfactometry in Europe
A Review of 20 Years of Standardization of Odor Concentration Measurement by Dynamic Olfactometry in Europe

This paper reviews twenty years of development of standards for odor concentration measurement in Europe (1980 – 2000).

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Measurement of Odor Intensity by an Electronic Nose
Measurement of Odor Intensity by an Electronic Nose

This paper investigates the possibility of using electric noses (ENs) to measure odour intensity.

Article paper

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Community Perception of Odor Pollution from the Landfill
Community Perception of Odor Pollution from the Landfill

This paper investigates community perceptions of odor pollution from a landfill in Malaysia.

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Air Pollution and Odor in Communities Near Industrial Swine Operations
Air Pollution and Odor in Communities Near Industrial Swine Operations

This paper studies the impact of swine odor episodes reported by neighbors in North Carolina on daily-life activities.

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Odor Pollution in the Environment and the Detection Instrumentation
Odor Pollution in the Environment and the Detection Instrumentation

This paper examines the properties, sources and dispersion of odor pollution, and reviews odor monitoring instrumentation, odor emissions regulations and odor control technologies.

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Livestock Odors: Implications for Human Health and Well-Being
Livestock Odors: Implications for Human Health and Well-Being

The purpose of this paper is to examine the potential effects of livestock odors on the health and well-being of neighbors.

Article paper

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Guidance for Communities
Guidance for Communities

This guidance document is designed to help communities who are affected by odour issues take steps to improve the situation.

Guidance for communities

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OdourCollect User Guide
OdourCollect User Guide

A simple guide to show how to install an start using the OdourCollect app.

User guide

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DNOSES Policy Brief in Italian
DNOSES Policy Brief in Italian

L’inquinamento olfattivo è strettamente correlato alle problematiche ambientali e sanitarie, pertanto, necessita di una regolamentazione più rigorosa in Europa. Il coinvolgimento dei cittadini nei processi di controllo e gestione degli odori è vantaggioso per tutte le parti interessate, in quanto promuove l’educazione scientifica, migliora le relazioni e aumenta la fiducia nelle autorità pubbliche

DNOSES Policy Brief in Italian

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Map depicting a field inspection and dispersion modelling to estimate odour
Combination of field inspection and dispersion modelling to estimate odour emissions from an Italian landfill

In the case of landfills, the determination of odour emissions is particularly complex. Up to now, no universally Odour emission rate accepted methodology for sampling and assessing emissions from landfill surfaces has been established. Besides, Odour impact assessment the dependence of such emissions from some crucial environmental variables, such as wind speed, has not been univocally defined yet. In this study, odour dispersion modelling and plume inspections by human assessors were combined in order to estimate the odour emissions from a landfill in Southern Italy.

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A review of odour impact criteria in selected countries around the world
A review of odour impact criteria in selected countries around the world

Exposure to environmental odour can result in annoyance, health effects and depreciation of property values. Therefore, many jurisdictions classify odour as an atmospheric pollutant and regulate emissions and/or impacts from odour generating activities at a national, state or municipal level. In this work, a critical review of odour regulations in selected jurisdictions of 28 countries is presented.

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Assessment of odour annoyance with questionnaires using VDI 3883
Assessment of odour annoyance with questionnaires

Gerhard Schleenstein presents this introductory course for Basic Training on Odour pollution using questionnaires to assess the level of odour annoyance in Chile

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Odour regulation and odour impact criteria around the world
Odour regulation and odour impact criteria around the world

Carlos Diaz presents this introductory course for Basic Training on Odour pollution

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D-NOSES course on odour pollution (MOOC for general public)
D-NOSES course on odour pollution (MOOC for general public)

This MOOC offers open access to knowledge, insights and good practices on the issue of odour pollution and contributes to supporting citizen engagement in odour monitoring processes. Learners will generate an understanding of the causes of odour pollution and how it affects lives, whilst exploring some of the key environmental, social/health and economic impacts of odour pollution.

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DNOSES Policy Brief
DNOSES Policy Brief

Odour pollution is linked to environmental and health issues and therefore needs to be more closely regulated in Europe.
The inclusion of citizens in odour regulation and management processes is beneficial for all stakeholders, as it promotes scientific education, improves relationships and increases confidence in public authorities.

DNOSES Policy Brief

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