The recently concluded "Gerüche in der Umwelt 2023" conference, held on November 29-30, has been hailed as a resounding success, with approximately 160 participants gathering to explore the latest advancements and discussions in the realm of olfactometry and odour assessment.

   One of the standout features of the event was the keynote address delivered by Mr. Dietmar Mannebeck, a founding partner of Olfasense GmbH, Kiel. His presentation, a captivating summary of the history of TO olfactometers, provided attendees with valuable insights into the evolution of the TO olffactometer and of the olfactometry itself. Dietmar paid tribute to his father, Dr. Heinrich Mannebeck, a trailblazer in German olfactometry.

   Odeuropa is a European research project which bundles expertise in sensory mining and olfactory heritage. The group developed novel methods to collect information about smell from (digital) text and image collections. This Tuesday there was the final event gathering 160 people in the Odeuropa Smell Culture Fair that unfolded at the Trippenhuis (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) in Amsterdam. This groundbreaking event marked a significant milestone in their journey to explore, understand, and celebrate olfactory heritage.

   The day commenced with a warm welcome by Zakia Guernina, the interim director general of the KNAW, setting the tone for an enriching experience ahead. The Plenary Session, led by PI Inger Leemans, provided a comprehensive introduction to Olfactory Heritage and the Odeuropa project. The unveiling of the IFF x Odeuropa Historical Scent Collection by Bernardo Fleming and the Heritage Smell Library by Isabelle Chazot added a sensorial dimension to our understanding of history.

   On the 28th of November 2023, the initiative ATTRACT Phase2 has organized an in-person event (100% free and open to the community) in Valencia (Spain) from 8:30 a.m. The event is promoted by the SNIFFIRDRONE group partners, including the University of Barcelona as the project coordinator, Depuración de Aguas del Mediterráneo Group (DAM S.L.), University of Lancaster, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Gas Sensing Solutions, and Microsystems and Nanotechnology SINTEF Digital.

   During the event, innovative approaches and technologies that are shaping the future of the environmental monitoring field will be explored. Experts from key organizations will share their insights, providing valuable perspectives on sensor technology, data analysis, and regulatory frameworks on odours/odorants.


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