Standardizing the monitoring of odour pollution through citizen science: the experience in Spain

Cyntia Izquierdo, Carlos Diaz, Ainhoa Antón, Rebeca Kavanagh, Arias Rosa, Nora Salas Seoane, Johana Burbano, Miguel Hernández
<span title="2021-09-30">2021</span> <i title="Zenodo"> Zenodo </i> &nbsp;
The International Environmental Association of Odour Managers (AMIGO), along with other D-NOSES partners (Ibercivis / Science for Change), consultants, NGOs, odour emitting activities and public administrations (AMB, following their active participation in D-NOSES), is developing the first text on mapping odour annoyance by using advanced psychometry based on citizen science. The proposed text will allow the unification of criteria when evaluating the odour annoyance and the future uptake of
more &raquo; ... new methodology by environmental authorities and public bodies to inform local decision making and new odour regulations. After a consultation with the Spanish Standardization Body (UNE), the development of a national standard in Spain before developing a European Standard was recommended, which eventually could be adopted at European level as an European standard. The 3rd of May 2019, the first meeting of the Spanish working group towards the technical standard took place, and since then, several meetings have been carried out with the aim of publishing the final text for the Spanish standard by the beginning of 2022. The aim of this public deliverable is to detail the work being done to date in the Spanish working group to develop the first technical standard to monitor odour pollution based on citizen science. The standard will be an important advancement in terms of improving odour pollution management, but also for the citizen science community in terms of recognition of the validity of the proposed methodology.
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