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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 2010-403

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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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Public Relations and Communications

Preferred Project Period:
5/10/10 - 8/20/10

Desired Education Level(s):

Project Title:
Strategies to Address Air Quality Communications Challenges

Sponsoring Office:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office of the Director, Policy Analysis and Communications Staff

Project Overview:
One of the most important and often overlooked aspects of environmental management is the ability to communicate complex information in a clear, concise, and unambiguous way to a variety of stakeholders. Relevant communication challenges may include agriculture and air quality; climate and air quality; communicating air quality information effectively through new media; communicating air quality information effectively to emerging stakeholders; evaluating existing materials for relevance in today's media environment; using new media to communicate about air quality; cost-benefit analysis and air quality; health and risk communication and air quality; or ways to engage varied stakeholders in air quality topics. The fellow will research and evaluate strategies for addressing the challenges specific to the topic or topics of his or her interest. The project could address traditional or new communication methods, or both (anything from written materials to new Web 2.0 media materials). The fellow will have an opportunity to engage with key decision-makers and stakeholders, including scientists, engineers, and policy experts at EPA, other federal agencies, and stakeholder groups; congressional staff; the media; and the public.

Project Goals:
The fellow will gain critical insight into the process of developing and communicating federal air quality policy at a variety of levels, and the policy implications associated with that communication.

Final Product of the Project:
The fellow will create and share an integrated media presentation describing his or her research about the communication challenge identified and the strategies identified to address it.

Project Location:
EPA Headquarters, Research Triangle Park, NC

Project Officer Information

Jenny Noonan
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Office of the Director, Policy Analysis and Communications Staff

Office Mission/Responsibility

The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) compiles and reviews air pollution data, develops regulations to limit and reduce air pollution, assists states and local agencies with monitoring and controlling air pollution, makes information about air pollution available to the public, and reports to Congress on the status of air pollution and the progress made in reducing it.

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