NOAA NWS Office of Water Prediction (OWP) Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Modeling Support

NOAA NWS OWP Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Modeling Support



Contract Overview

Lynker provides comprehensive scientific, technical, and administrative support to the National Weather Service (NWS), National Water Center (NWC) including hydrologic research, modeling and simulation, and systems development, enhancement, and operations.  

Our personnel are globally recognized experts in deterministic and probabilistic forecasting, hydrometeorological analysis, simulation and modeling, and operational forecasting, and work closely with NWC to implement forward-thinking scientific research-to-operations solutions for water resource conservation and emergency response. Our team is able to address NWC’s specific task requirements, while also supporting and enabling investigation of new tools, methods, and technologies to extend and expand NWS capabilities.

National Weather Service (NWS)

NOAA Weather Service Contracts

Office of Water Prediction (OWP) Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Modeling Support

Contract Number: EA-133W-17-RP-0080
Ceiling: $9.99 million
Period of Performance: 8/14/2017 to 8/13/2022
Point of Contact: Graeme Aggett – gaggett@lynkertech.com

Scope: Development of geospatial software applications and services; maps and graphics; new GIS data products and product improvements; spatial discretization techniques; and analytical methods.

OWP Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Modeling Support

Contract Number: DG-133W-13-CQ-0042
Ceiling: $9.5 million
Period of Performance: 9/26/2013 to 9/25/2017
Point of Contact: Graeme Aggett – gaggett@lynkertech.com

International Tsunami Information Center Program and Social Media Support

Contract Number: RA-133C-16-CQ-0040
Period of Performance: 8/01/2018 to 7/31/2019
Point of Contact: Laura Trilles – ltrilles@lynkertech.com

GSA Professional Services Schedule

GSA Professional Services Schedule

Contract Number GS-00F-125CA

This contract includes:

System Design, Engineering & Integration (SIN 871-3)

Under this SIN Lynker provides translation of system or project concepts into a preliminary and detailed design (engineering plans and specifications), performing risk identification and analysis, mitigation, traceability, and then integrating the various components to produce a working prototype or model of the system. Services in this SIN include:

  • computer-aided design, design studies and analysis, design review services, shop drawing review services, submittal review services
  • developing risk reduction strategies and recommendations to mitigate identified risk conditions
  • performance-based design reviews, high level detailed specification and scope preparation, configuration, management and document control
  • fabrication, assembly and simulation, modeling, training, consulting, and mission design analysis.

Integrated Consulting Services (SIN 874-1)

Under this SIN Lynker provides expert advice and assistance in support of an agency’s mission-oriented business functions. Services in this SIN include:

  • Management or strategy consulting, including research, evaluations, studies, analyses, scenarios/simulations, reports, business policy and regulation development assistance and strategy formulation
  • Facilitation and related decision support services
  • Survey services, using a variety of methodologies, including survey planning, design, and development; survey administration; data validation and analysis; reporting, and stakeholder briefings
  • Advisory and assistance services in accordance with FAR 37.203

Integrated Business Program Support Services (SIN 874-7)

Under this SIN Lynker provides services to assist agencies in managing their mission-oriented business projects or programs and achieving mission performance goals. Services in this SIN include:

  • All phases of program or project management, from planning to closeout.
  • Operational/administrative business support services in order to carry out program objectives.

Environmental Consulting Services (SIN 899-1)

Under this SIN Lynker provides subject matter expertise and environmentally focused services. Services in this SIN include:

  • Planning and Documentation Services for the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, and documentation of and/or for environmental initiatives (or mandates such as Executive Order 13693 in areas of chemical, radiological, and/or hazardous materials
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and sustainable performance measure development
  • Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Endangered species, wetland, watershed, and other natural resource management plans
  • Archeological and/or cultural resource management plans
  • Environmental program and project management
  • Environmental regulation development
  • Climate change adaptation and resiliency planning and implementation support, including but not limited to, identifying climate risks and impacts
  • Applying and interpreting climate and impact assessment model outputs
  • Development and implementation of solutions to build climate resilience, reduce identified climate risks, and provide both climate change mitigation and adaptation benefits
  • Climate decision support, risk management, and vulnerability assessments and analyses
  • Climate risk communications and training
  • Economic, technical, and risk analysis
  • Environmentally related studies and consultations
  • Identification and mitigation of threats inclusive of protective measures to mitigate the threats; and Vulnerability assessments
  • Compliance Services such as review, audit, and implementation/management of EMS and other compliance and contingency plans and performance measures
  • Permitting
  • Spill prevention/control and countermeasure plans
  • Pollution prevention surveys
  • Community Right to-Know Act reporting
  • Advisory Services for ongoing advice and assistance with data and information in support of agency environmental programs involving areas such as Hazardous material spills
  • Environmental regulations and environmental policy and procedure updates
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act/Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (RCRA/CERCLA) site investigations;
  • Review of technologies and processes impacting waste management.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services (SIN 899-7)

Under this SIN Lynker provides GIS services in support of environmental programs. Services in this SIN include:

  • Creation/enforcement of environmental legislation
  • Cultural resource GIS (CRGIS)
  • Environmental cost assessment; Environmental impact analyses
  • Environmental regulatory compliance
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Growth forecast modeling
  • Habitat conservation plans
  • Habitat modeling
  • Image analysis support for emergency response
  • Mapping, Cartography, and Mashups (e.g., combining data from more than one source into a single integrated tool to include aerial mapping)
  • Migration pattern analysis
  • Natural resource planning
  • Remote sensing for environmental studies
  • Terrestrial, marine, and/or atmospheric measuring/management
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Watershed characterization for mitigation planning


NOAA NWS Office of Water Prediction (OWP) Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Modeling Support

NOAA NWS Office of Water Prediction (OWP) Hydrologic and Hydrometeorological Modeling Support



The NWS works continuously to refine their existing models to improve forecast skill, infuse new scientifically sound techniques into operations, and build new products and services. Forecasts are improved by forecasters who are familiar with the underlying data, models, and forecasting processes, and new product requirements are identified by users and NWS management. For all contract objectives, Lynker supports the NWS by providing development, testing, demonstration and implementation of real-time flood forecast mapping, enhancement of impact-based water resources decision support services. Lynker is also providing technical support developing a new service delivery model for coastal and inland communities focused on developing linkages between terrestrial freshwater (surface and groundwater) and coastal estuary models. In all project tasks, the Lynker Team collaborates closely with NWS personnel to identify, refine, and prioritize the requirements for new science and software.
Lynker is currently supporting development of the OWP COASTAL Act Named Storm Event Modeling (NSEM) requirements in a project focused on coupling freshwater model to ocean models. NOAA’s NWM is the foundation for the nationally consistent operational hydro forecasting and source of inland hydrologic information. Lynker staff are developing demonstration code and associated documentation to couple the Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (ESTOFS) and Advanced Circulation Model (ADCIRC) to the National Water Model (NWM) in the Coastal Zones while also determining the feasibility for using NEMS for unified model coupling. Lynker scientists from our NWC GID team are assisting our Coastal group by identifying and evaluating existing coastal elevation datasets, including source data (i.e. lidar surveys) and derivative products (i.e. DEMs).
About the NOAA NWC

The National Water Center (NWC) is a first-in- the world facility that will enable NOAA, in partnership with other federal agencies, to deliver a new generation of water information and services to the nation. These new services will strengthen the nation’s water forecast capabilities for floods and droughts, improve preparedness for water-related disasters, and inform high-value water decisions at the local, state, and national levels. By complementing existing regional River Forecast Centers with a national center, the National Weather Service (NWS) water mission area mirrors the highly successful structure of the meteorological side of the NWS.

Contract Information

  • Contract Number: EA-133W-17-RP-0080
  • Scope of Contract: Development of geospatial software applications and services; maps and graphics; new GIS data products and product improvements; spatial discretization techniques; and analytical methods.
  • Contract Type: IDIQ
  • Value: $9.99 million
  • Competition Required: Yes
  • Period of Performance: 08/14/2017 through 08/13/2022

Contact Information

For more information regarding this contract, contact us:

Program Manager: Graeme Aggett (gaggett@lynkertech.com)