Entries by Web Content Managers

Estimating the Value of NOAA’s Digital Coast

The Digital Coast, a NOAA-hosted platform containing data, tools, training, and more, is a valuable resource communities use to address coastal issues. Lynker team members support NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management to create and maintain these resources and provide technical support to the communities that rely on them. Up until this point, staff have depended on […]

2020 Vessel Traffic Data Now Available

Vessel traffic data is one of the most important data sets when it comes to management of port operations, assessing port access and coastal shipping routes for maritime transportation, vessel carbon production modeling and research, offshore infrastructure and aquaculture siting, renewable energy siting and leasing, establishment of transit corridors, and species and habitat management. Thanks […]

Mission Complete! 94,472 Pounds of Debris Removed!

94,472 pounds of marine debris removed! Lynker is proud to be part of the 25-day Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project (PMDP) team’s cleanup mission to Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument during the 15th anniversary of the monument. The crew of 12 removed debris from Laysan Island, Lisianski Island, Midway Atoll, French Frigate Shoals and Kure Atoll.  The […]

Grant Award Win from NASA’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences Program!

Lynker, along with collaborators from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the University of Nevada, Reno, was recently awarded a grant from NASA’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences program to study the shift from snow to rain in the western United States. The change to greater amounts of rain, a key impact of […]

Lynker Promotes Dr. Chris Hawkins as New VP of Marine, Ocean and Coastal Sciences and Information (MOCSI) Group – West!

Chris Hawkins is newly promoted to lead the Marine, Ocean & Coastal Sciences and Information Group West (MOCSI West).  Chris most recently served as the Executive Director of Lynker’s Sustainable Pacific Program, where he helped establish a tremendous number of partnerships with non-profits and other capacity-challenged organizations to promote sustainable coastal and marine resources. In […]

American Shoreline Podcast Highlights Lynker Staff and NOAA Coastal Management Fellowship

NOAA’s Coastal Management Fellowship provides on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management for postgraduate students. Each fellow is matched with a state coastal management program to work on projects proposed by the state and selected by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. The fellowship has had over 120 fellows since 1996. Lynker staff manage […]

Urban Runoff Poses Threat to Pacific Herring Survival

Lynker’s Aquaculturist, Mark Tagal, is the second author in a recently published paper in ScienceDirect titled Urban Stormwater and Crude Oil Injury Pathways Converge on the Developing Heart of a Shore-Spawning Marine Forage Fish. In this paper he looked at the role storm water plays in the development of forage fish, in this case, Pacific […]

Over 82,000 Pounds of Trash Removed to Protect Vulnerable Hawaiian Wildlife

Papahanaumokuakea Marine Debris Project’s (PMDP) Lynker staff, in partnership with USFWS, removed 82,000 pounds of hurricane debris from Lalo (the French Frigate Shoal), a remote atoll within Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, that provides essential habitat for nesting seabirds, threatened green sea turtles, and endangered Hawaiian monk seals. For 16 days they collected derelict fishing nets, […]