A group of people of the ZUT University in the city of Szczecin in Poland have taken de decision to make aware to the European Parliament about a gap in the environmental legislation related to odour levels in ambient air. This group is calling on the Commission to prepare a draft legislation to regulate the presence of odours in the environment. The members of this group led by Mr Bogdan Ambrożek ask you to back this petition.
You may be aware that there is no European Environmental Directive about odour levels in ambient air. This is a serious issue that affects not only to the European Citizens who have to deal with odour annoyance in their environment but also to the European Industry actors, who need a clear framework to develop their activities. That is why a group of academics from a well-known odour laboratory of the Polish city of Szczecin has promoted this petition to the European Parliament and ask anyone interested in signing this petition. The more people that sign this petition, the better chances to start this important discussion in the European Parliament.
The 12th meeting of the working group 2 dealing with dynamic olfactometry just took place in Barcelona the 14th and 15th of February and again many decisions were taken that will affect the day by day work of the lab managers and other olfactometric facilities.
Mr Van Harreveld welcomed all participants to Barcelona and opened the meeting. The convenor remarked that CEN has implemented a new rule regarding the maximum duration of the preliminary stage of a project: 3 years. If a working group exceeds that time limit the project will automatically be abandoned. This rule will become effective in 2017 and has no retroactive effects.
The last meeting of the Technical Working Group that discusses the next BREF (Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Document) onWaste Treatment (WT) will take place in the facilities of the IPTS from the 19th to the 23rd of March.
In the first draft the word "odour" appeared 251 times. This is a measure of the importance of the odour management in this BREF. After a few drafts and plenty of discussion it looks like this very important document will come up with a new text.
We are very happy to share with you that the registration to attend the IV International Conference on Odour and VOCs management in the Environment is just open. This Conference on environmental Odour and VOCs Management will be held during the 20-21 of September 2017 in Valladolid, Spain, and it is organized by Olores.org and the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology of the University of Valladolid.
This is a great opportunity to meet up with experts, industry and regulators, to discuss about better ways to manage the odours for two days. If you wish to attend this conference we recommend you to register as soon as possible, because we got a very limited number of tickets available. So hurry up and register now!
This Conference organized by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste will bring together researchers in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, behavioural sciences, neurophysiology, basic biology, and genomics in an attempt to evaluate the current state in the field of olfaction.
The ICTP is an international research institute for physical and mathematical sciences that operates under a tripartite agreement between the Italian Government, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and UNESCO, and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It is located near the Miramare Park, about 10 kilometres from the city of Trieste, Italy. The centre was founded in 1964 by Pakistani Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam.