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.