D-NOSES stands for Distributed Network for Odour Sensing, Empowerment and Sustainability. This 3 year-long project was supported by International Associations, experts in citizen science, odour and sustainability experts, local administrations and public bodies. The deliverables of this 3.2 million Euros project are just being published, so if you wish to become a "master" in the use of citizen science to map odours, here you have much information to learn a bit more.
This DNOSES project is a European Horizon 2020 project that studied the use of mapping odour annoyance to describe and study the impact of this environmental vector. The idea was to launch several case studies to see how better use this tool that links odour with annoyance. This project is over and now all the deliverables are available.
The important part of validation was carried out in various cities of Europe, South America and Africa. There are a few papers on this issue.
This 3 year-long project was supported by International Associations (the International Environmental Association of Odour Managers AMIGO, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development, and International Solid Waste Association), experts in citizen science (Fundación Ibercivis, Ideas for Change, Mapping for Change, and the European Citizen Science Association), odour and sustainability experts, including universities and small enterprises (Politecnico di Milano POLIMI, Associação Portuguesa de Engenharia do Ambiente APEA, Envirometrics Business Consultants and Engineers Ltd, and Ecotec Ingeniería), local administrations (Saõ João da Madeira Municipality and the Municipality of Sofia) and public bodies (Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto LIPOR).
Some other initiatives are being carried out now on citizen science such as the Spanish standard on this issue.
Download the deliverables here.
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