Are you passionate about environmental sustainability and public health? Do you want to be at the forefront of managing odour pollution and its adverse effects? Here's your chance to make a difference! We are thrilled to announce the launch of an innovative Cost Action initiative that addresses odour pollution through a multidisciplinary and participatory approach.
Odour pollution is the second most common reason for citizen complaints across Europe, accounting for a significant 30% of grievances, right after noise pollution. Frequent exposure to odours has been associated with headaches, stress, respiratory problems, and other health issues. It also serves as an indicator of larger environmental challenges, including poor waste management and polluted water sources.
This initiative seeks to establish a comprehensive network of stakeholders from academia, research, industry, NGOs, municipalities, environmental authorities, and European citizens. Our goal is to collaborate on cutting-edge research, share best practices, and develop effective strategies to tackle odour pollution and promote sustainable and innovative solutions.
Working Groups (WGs):
- Interdisciplinary Perspectives of the Human Sense of Smell, Odour Exposure, and Health.
- Odour Measurement and Characterisation, Including Citizen Science.
- Odour Control and Management.
- Society-Science-Policy Dialogues: The Regulatory Framework in Odour Pollution.
- Multi-Stakeholder Engagement and Odour Impacts Links with the SDGs.
- Management, Dissemination, and Communication for Awareness Raising.
Who We're Looking For:
- Experts from Cost Inclusiveness Target Countries such as Albania, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, North Macedonia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
- Young Researchers and Innovators (YRIs) passionate about making a difference in odour pollution research and management.
- Individuals committed to gender balance to ensure diverse perspectives in the network.
Join Our Core Direction Group: Our core direction group consists of renowned odour and citizen science experts, including Jean-Michel Guillot, Laura Capelli, Raquel Lebrero, Raul Muñoz, Selena Sironi, Marzio Invernizzi, Rosa Arias, and Johana Burbano.
How to Participate: If you are interested in being part of this initiative and contributing your expertise to combat odour pollution, we invite you to fill out our interest form using the link below:
Together, let's create a greener and healthier future by addressing odour pollution and its impacts on society and the environment!
Due date to accept interested organizations/people is the 30th of August!!
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