A National Science Foundation (NSF) online workshop will take place for several days in October of this year. This workshop has the title: Chemical sensing with an olfaction analogue: high-dimensional, bio-inspired sensing and computation.

The goal of the workshop is to create a comprehensive 3-year roadmap for NSF to create funding opportunities for translational research in chemical sensor systems through their Convergence Accelerator program. The due date to register is the 15th of August.

   The very active Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) organized an online webinar on the three new guidances that are about to be released on several aspects of odour management. These three guidances are being developed by EPA Victoria, Australia and on this occasion, the odour expert and EPA Victoria officer Chris Bydder was the one in charge of this talk. This interesting webinar took place last Wednesday, and it was attended by over 50 specialists and consultants in the field.

   Three very interesting guidelines related to odour management are about to be published by the EPA Victoria. A separation distance Guideline, a landfill buffer Guideline and a Guidance for Assessing odour. A couple of days ago, an informative session on these three guidelines took place. Mr Chris Bydder, a well-known odour expert and EPA Victoria officer, explained for 2 hours the different approaches taken to manage odour impact in very different situations.

   The fifth Iberian Robotics Conference will take place in Zaragoza, Spain, the 23-25 of November 2022. This time this conference brings a special session on Mobile Robot Olfaction. This widely multidisciplinary research area deals with a variety of problems such as chemical sensing, odour dispersion and environmental state estimation, optimal sampling, wide area searching, path planning, and machine learning.

   The special session on Mobile Robot Olfaction aims to provide a forum where the community working on mobile robot olfaction can present their latest achievements and discuss new ideas.

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