the leading platform for collaboration on sensory and consumer science

the leading platform for collaboration on sensory and consumer science

  • sensory news More

    Talks, workshops & culinary delights. Watch a short overview of the Pangborn Symposium in Nantes.

    ESN is delighted to host a cocktail event for early career professionals at the 2023 Pangborn Symposium in Nantes. Sign up now!

    Want to know what sustainability means for consumers? These and other questions answers a new review.

  • about our sensory network

    The European Sensory Network (ESN) is a powerful international network of leading research institutions and industrial partners at the cutting edge of sensory and consumer sciences. It was founded in 1989 to meet the challenge of the rapidly developing science of sensory analysis within Europe.

    Today, the European Sensory Network brings together 30 member organisations acting in 17 European countries, and five non-European countries. ESN members and partners share their knowledge and expertise to explore the value and applications of sensory sciences in food and non food industrial practices.

    A focus of ESN activities is on cross-border studies. ESN offers numerous close cross-border links between sensory scientists and industrial partners. These collaborations have proven to be very valuable. The well established contacts among ESN members make it easy to plan and perform international studies, and guarantee exceptional research following universal standards.

  • recent publications More

    Investigating only a subset of paired comparisons after principal component analysis

    J.C. Castura, P. Varela, T. Næs (2023) (Food Quality and Preference) Volume 110, 104941. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2023.104941

    An approach for clustering consumers by their top‐box and top‐choice responses

    John C. Castura, Michael Meyners, Terhi Pohjanheimo, Paula Varela, Tormod Næs (2023) (Journal of Sensory Studies). doi:10.1111/joss.12860



  • esn members:

    SAM Sensory and Marketing International
  • esn industry partners: