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D-NOSES course on odour pollution


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. You will also examine its impacts - environmental, social, health and economic. Last but not least, you will get informed on what we can do as citizens about the issue and what are the available tools for tackling the problem.
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
  • FINAL TEST
  • Final test
  • MODULE 4. ODOUR POLLUTION & EDUCATION 44d
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 How-to-use this Module?
  • 4.3a. Activities for Kindergarten and early Primary School
  • 4.3b. Activities for Kindergarten and early Primary School
  • 4.4a. Activities for late primary & early secondary school
  • 4.5b. Late Secondary School
  • 4.7 References
  • GLOSSARY
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever