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D-NOSES MOOC on Odour Pollution for the Public


Description
This MOOC invites you to explore the not so-well-known problem of odour pollution. During this ‘journey’ you will have the opportunity to:
- understand what generates the problem of odour pollution and how it affects our lives.
- examine its impacts - environmental, social, health and economic.
- get informed on the available tools for tackling the problem and what we can do as citizens about it.

The MOOC is developed in the framework of the D-NOSES Project: “Distributed Network for Odour Sensing, Empowerment and Sustainability” that aims at introducing odour pollution in the policy agendas. D-NOSES has received funding from the European’s Union Horizon 2020 Science with & for Society Call (SwafS) under grant agreement No. 789315.
Content
  • Welcome & Overview of the MOOC
  • Welcome & Overview
  • MODULE 1. GETTING TO KNOW ODOUR POLLUTION
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Nose and smells
  • 1.3 Odour properties
  • 1.4 Odour nuisance
  • 1.5 The FIDOL factors
  • 1.6 From odours to odour pollution
  • 1.7 What causes odour pollution?
  • 1.8 The D-NOSES video clip
  • 1.9 References & further reading
  • Module 2. ISSUES LINKED TO ODOUR POLLUTION
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 What the people experience ...
  • 2.3 Health problems
  • 2.4a. Odour pollution impacts
  • 2.4b. Odour pollution impacts
  • 2.5 Odour pollution impact and me
  • 2.6a. D-NOSES pilot case studies
  • 2.6b. D-NOSES pilot case studies
  • 2.7 References & "video-reading"
  • MODULE 3. INCLUSION OF CITIZENS IN ODOUR MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Legal frameworks
  • 3.3 Dynamic olfactometry
  • 3.4 Dispersion modelling
  • 3.5 Field inspections - the grid method
  • 3.6 Field inspections - the plume method
  • 3.7 Engaging the citizens
  • 3.8 D-NOSES engagement principles
  • 3.9 The OdourCollect app
  • 3.10 An Observatory for Odours!
  • 3.11 References & "video-reading" sample
  • GLOSSARY
  • Glossary
  • FINAL TEST
  • Final test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever