Olores.org had the privilege of organizing the last meeting of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) on 'Instrumental odour monitoring’. These meetings were organized last week in our home town of Bilbao, Spain. It was a pleasure to meet all the colleagues in our city and to discuss for two days about odour management and instrumental monitoring.
In the last meeting of the Working Group (WG) 41 in Delft, after several discussions on the scope of the norm, the title of the norm was changed from 'sensor technologies' to 'technologies for instrumental odour monitoring' instead. One of the reasons behind this decision was a hot debate about including other "odour monitoring" devices such as a Gas Chromatography, for example. However, we will use the word 'o-sensor', to keep it short and to make a clear distinction between these devices and the ones incorrectly named as 'e-noses'.