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D-NOSES course on odour pollution


Description

This MOOC invites the users to raise awareness on the not so-well-known problem of the odour pollution. So during in our journey through this course we have the opportunity to understand what generates the problem of odour pollution and how it affects our lives. We also examine its consequences through all related aspects, meaning the environmental, social, health and economic. Last but not least, we are getting informed on what we can do as citizens about the problem and what are the available tools and frameworks for tackling the problem.
The MOOC is developed in the framework of the EU supported D-NOSES Programme 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 Odours 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 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 Odour measurement by dynamic olfactometry
  • 3.4 Dispersion modelling
  • 3.5 Field inspections
  • 3.6 Engaging the citizens
  • 3.7 DNOSES engagement principles
  • 3.8 I put a smell on you
  • 3.9 References and "video-reading" sample
  • Final test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever