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The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

Thank you for your interest in EPA's National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program. The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA, and we hope to have information about the 2011 program posted here in the near future.

The NNEMS program is currently being evaluated by EPA.

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NNEMS Project 2010-301

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Program Announcement
Identifier: EPA-EED-10-01

NNEMS Catalog for 2010
(EPA 171-B-09-001)

[PDF, 1.5 MB, 118 pages]

NNEMS Application Materials
[PDF, 631 KB, 17 pages]

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Environmental Science

Preferred Project Period:
6/1/10 - 8/31/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Management of an Enterprise Spatial Database to Support Environmental Decision Making

Sponsoring Office:
Region 2, Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Branch

Project Overview:
Environmental programs involve complex cross-media analysis; GIS and spatial analysis are critical tools for effective environmental decision making. Data to support GIS analysis for environmental protection come from a wide variety of sources, including federal, state, local, academic, and commercial. The search, acquisition, documentation, and maintenance of critical data in an enterprise database to support EPA Region 2's mission is a challenging process. The region's enterprise database currently holds several hundred unique data layers, but data gaps remain, and new data to support programmatic uses such as wetlands protection, environmental compliance, environmental impact analysis, and climate change assessment are becoming available on a regular basis. The fellow will research environmental data in the Region 2 enterprise database, work with staff of Region 2 as they search for important spatial databases that are not currently in the enterprise database, and conduct reviews and analysis of data in the database.

Project Goals:
The fellow will acquire and enhance knowledge of methods to discover, document, and process a wide variety of spatial data to support environmental decisions. The fellow will also develop and enhance expertise in use of relational databases and desktop GIS software.

Final Product of the Project:
When this project is complete, the fellow will provide a final report or presentation on the techniques and methods used to evaluate spatial data needs, acquire needed data, and integrate data into an enterprise database.

Project Location:
EPA Region 2, New York, NY

Project Officers Information

Grace Smith
Region 2, Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Branch

Linda Timander
Region 2, Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Branch

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Branch is responsible for developing the analytical and policy formation capabilities of Region 2 by initiating special studies, reports, and investigations. One focus area of the branch is coordination of the region's geographic information system (GIS) capability, including acquiring GIS data and maintaining them in an enterprise geodatabase to help improve environmental decision-making.

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