d-noses

Self-paced learning distance courses


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. ODOUR POLLUTION & ITS CAUSES
  • 1. 1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Nose and smells
  • 1.3 Odours characteristics
  • 1.4 From perception to measurement
  • 1.5 The FIDOL factors
  • 1.6 From odours to odour pollution
  • 1.7 What causes odour pollution?
  • 1.8 Article "Tackling odours"
  • 1.9 Closing with a video
  • Module 2. THE IMPACT OF ODOUR POLLUTION
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Your experience on odour pollution
  • 2.3 What people experience ...
  • 2.4 Health problems
  • 2.5 More impacts of odour pollution
  • 2.6 Case studies on odour pollution by D-NOSES
  • 2.7 A case of biogas production & odours
  • 2.8 Assessment of odour annoyance
  • 2.9 Summing up
  • MODULE 3. DEALING WITH ODOUR POLLUTION - THE ROLE OF THE CITIZENS
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Legal frameworks
  • 3.3 Odour measurement by dynamic olfactometry
  • 3.4 Dispersion modelling
  • 3.5 Field inspections
  • 3.6 Odour regulations & criteria  sample
  • 3.7 Engaging the citizens
  • 3.8 An observatory for odours- dnoses project
  • 3.9 I put a smell on you
  • 3.10 Summarising
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever