On 25 October 2017 odour experts from specialized test labs and science from the VERA member countries Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands came together in Hanover for an international VERA Odour Workshop.
They discussed the potential and limitations of olfactometry, the currently most frequent measurement method. In addition, a new method resulting from perennial studies in Denmark was presented where different chemical components are analysed by gas chromatography. This method was evaluated as in principle suitable for all VERA application areas by the participants. Each of the VERA expert groups will now consider its inclusion into the relevant test protocols.