On the upcoming 6th of November, the launch event for the upcoming standard PNE 77270 - Collaborative Odour Maps Construction through Citizen Science will take place (in Spanish). The standard approval will be published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) after 4 years of work by the group that has developed it. This marks the official adoption of citizen science as a new standardized methodological approach for monitoring odour impact by governmental bodies and emitting entities in Spain.

   During this event, experts and members of the community who have contributed to the development of this innovative standard will come together. This is the first standard worldwide that utilises citizen science as a tool to assess odour, allowing us to understand the impact of odour pollution.

   The open-access journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433, IF 3.110) has announced a new Special Issue entitled "Odour in Ambient Air". Dr Martin Piringer, Prof. Dr Günther Schauberger and Dr. Wenjing Lu serve as Guest Editors for this issue.

   The submission deadline is 10 February 2023, although papers will be published on an ongoing basis from now until that date.

IMT Ales   The University IMT Mines Alès, sited in Alès, France, offers a PhD scholarship for a student to work on improvements of FIDOL factors approach. The candidate must have some skills in computer sciences for data treatment (typically multicriteria analysis) and an interest for perception/assessment of air quality.

   The duration of this PhD scholarship is 3 years, starting on October 2022, with evaluation of the results each year to validate the continuation of the project. The title of this project is “Perception of Potentialities or Existence of Odour Nuisances in the Environment: Comparison of Approaches based on Objective or Subjective Factors”.

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