On November 6, the UNE 77270 standard - Construction of Collaborative Odour Maps Through Citizen Science will be officially presented. The standard will be published in the Official State Gazette (BOE) after 4 years of collaborative work. In this way, citizen science will be officially adopted as a methodology to monitor the impact of odour by authorities or emitting activities.

During the event, experts and citizens involved in the drafting of this very necessary and innovative standard will be present. What makes it so special? It is the first standard that uses citizen science as a tool to monitor odour and thus mitigate odour pollution. A great advance in the field of odour pollution.

The launch day of the standard will take place at the Lleialtat Santsenca, on November 6 at 11 a.m., it will be a presentation open to the public. At the end of the event, there will be a space to share experiences and doubts among those attending.

Science for Change, thanks to its extensive experience in citizen science and odour pollution, has been one of the promoters of this committee of experts. The development of this standard represents a significant milestone in the fight against odour pollution. An innovative methodology has been developed that involves citizens and makes it possible to monitor odour episodes in order to detect and reduce odour sources that impact people’s quality of life.

In addition, the standard will allow new immission limits to be established in future odour regulations to protect citizens, taking into account their own perception in the impact assessment.

How can you attend the presentation event? You just have to register through this link. We are waiting for you next November 6!

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