Entries by Elizabeth Tarquin

Historical & Cultural Seascape of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument: A Story Map

Lynker’s Joey Bennington-Castro and Jess Tuifagu developed a StoryMap of thePacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument (PRIMNM), working with Kupu Hawaii (www.kupuhawaii.org) interns to create an interactive journey into the collective heritage of this unique marine protected area, highlighting the connectivity that weaves the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument’s early historical and cultural seascape. The PRIMNM—encompassing Wake, […]

Lynker Wins NOAA ProTech Oceans Contract!

Lynker is proud to be a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Professional and Technical Services Oceans Domain contract (ProTech-Oceans) awardee.  We now hold both the ProTech Oceans and ProTech Fish multiple award task order contracts as a small business HubZone vendor.  Under the ProTech Oceans contract, Lynker is eligible to compete for task orders […]

Lynker helps emerging Native Hawaiian maritime leaders chart their courses

On February 17, Lynker’s PMNM Native Hawaiian Program Specialist Kalani Quiocho and Permit Specialist Pua Borges met with Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy’s (KVA) Hālau Holomoana program participants to talk about their personal career paths and the various careers at NOAA.  The KVA is a non-profit organization that aims to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian navigation and provides educational leadership opportunities for primarily Native Hawaiian and […]

Lynker’s Pacific Islands observer Holly Naholowaa featured in the NOAA Fisheries Newsletter and Science Blog

Lynker’s Holly Ann Naholowaa was recently featured in the NOAA Fisheries Newsletter and Science Blog for her great work supporting the Observer program. Great work Holly! Observations of Fish, Birds, and Life at Sea in the Pacific Islands February 22, 2019 Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work as a fisheries observer? […]

Spotlight on Monterey Bay

Lynker’s Sophie De Beukelaer joined Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) staff on a deep sea collection cruise within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) and far offshore to Guide Seamount. Data collected by the ROV and processed by MBARI during cruises like these inform MBNMS projects such as ecosystem-based management initiatives and lost […]

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. […]