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D-NOSES course on odour pollution


Description

This MOOC invites you to explore the not so-well-known problem of the 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 isssue and what are the available tools for tackling the problem.
The MOOC is developed in the framework of the EU-funded D-NOSES Project: “Distributed Network for Odour Sensing, Empowerment and Sustainability” that aims at introducing the odour pollution in the policy agendas.

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 The FIDOL factors
  • 1.5 From odours to odour pollution
  • 1.6 Your experience on 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 people experience ...
  • 2.3 Health problems
  • 2.4 Odour pollution impacts
  • 2.5 Odour pollution impact for me
  • 2.6 D-NOSES pilot case studies
  • 2.7 References & "video-reading"
  • MODULE 3. CITIZENS ARE DEALING WITH ODOUR POLLUTION
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Legal frameworks
  • 3.3 Dynamic olfactometry
  • 3.4 Dispersion modelling
  • 3.5 Field inspections
  • 3.6 Engaging the citizens
  • 3.7 D-NOSES engagement principles
  • 3.8 I put a smell on you!
  • 3.9 An Observatory for Odours!
  • 3.10 References & "video-reading" sample
  • FINAL TEST
  • Final test
  • MODULE 4. ODOUR POLLUTION & EDUCATION 44d
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever