Entries by Elizabeth Tarquin

Lynker in the News – Seattle Times: Tribe calls for NOAA to help rescue two ailing orcas, but scientists sent home during government shutdown

Killer whales K25 and J17 were reported to be in an unhealthy condition earlier this month. By Lynda V. Mapes, Seattle Times environment reporter Image caption: J17 rolls on her side, showing the dramatic constriction in the shape of her neck, which should be a smooth line. The so-called peanut head is a sign of starvation in killer […]

Lynker drives implementation of groundbreaking American Samoa Ocean Plan (ASOP)

Lynker’s Sarah Pautzke (third from the right) drove the development of the American Samoa Ocean Plan (ASOP) finalized and released December 2018. Ms. Pautzke worked with a team of American Samoa Government (ASG) and federal employees and the assistance of a consultant, Miranda Foley (fourth from the left), with whom Lynker partners.  And, it was […]

ESA Section 7 Mapper

Lynker spearheaded the development and implementation of NOAA Fisheries’ new ESA Section 7 Mapper, an interactive, GIS-driven visualization tool NOAA scientists, federal action agencies, and the general public can use to help identify ESA-listed species and critical habitats in project action areas along the East Coast. We designed and implemented new GIS datasets for each […]

NOAA Chart Tile Service

Lynker’s Chart Tile Service (CTS) project demonstrates our ability to bring innovative solutions using emerging technologies. Lynker began a NOS/OCS internally-funded mobile application demonstration project in 2011 that eventually evolved into the highly visible CTS infrastructure initiative, which has added tremendous value to NOAA in terms of reducing redundancies, streamlining secure data sharing, and improving […]

Lynker’s “MacGyver” Saves the Day!

Lynker’s aquarist, Michael “MacGyver” Caban, saves the day for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Mokupāpapa Discovery Center for Hawaiʻi’s Remote Coral Reefs. He was able to diagnose and repair an expensive reverse osmosis system that is used to make water for the Mokupāpapa aquarium. The system had been tripping breakers and he knew why. […]

Lynker Education and Outreach Specialist Awarded Grand Prize in NOAA Education Photo Contest

Lynker employee, Peggy Foreman, was awarded the Grand Prize for her photo entry in the inaugural NOAA Education Photo Contest. See her winning photo below. Congrats Peggy! 6th grade students from Sacred Hearts Academy got first hand experience learning about limu (algae) in their watershed. They learned which species were native and which ones were […]

Announcing the New Lynker

Leesburg VA, December 18th, 2018: Lynker, a leader in solutions in geospatial, information technology, marine and coastal science, hydrology, conservation, and business process improvement, has rolled out a comprehensive re-branding initiative to reinvigorate the company’s image. The new branding, which is inclusive of all aspects of the brand’s visual identity, serves to strengthen Lynker’s vision: […]

Interactive StoryMap of the Remote Pacific – NOW LIVE

Kudos to Lynker’s Senior Science Writer/Videographer, Joey Bennington-Castro, for the launch of the Historical & Cultural Seascape of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument! Here’s a link to it: https://arcg.is/1uCzzf Joey created the StoryMap, using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and the StoryMap Map Journal app. He and our NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Office Communications team […]

Lynker featured at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting in Washington DC Dec 10-14 2018

Lynker team members attended the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington D.C. December 10-14. The Lynker team presented on several research projects including the poster below which summarizes recent work developing decision support tools for drought forecasting and monitoring.