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Lynker Director Teaches Autistic Children to Surf

Tom is our Contracts Director. Many types of Lynker legal document ends up on his desk for review. Out of the office Tom is an avid surfer! As a volunteer with Surfers Healing, Tom takes kids with autism surfing. He has surfed with hundreds of kids over the past 12 years. Tom provides instruction on the […]

Lynker Observer is Helping to Save Seabirds

Hollyann Naholowaa is a Fisheries Observer & Scientist with Lynker in Honolulu, HI. Hollyann also volunteers to bring back Hawaii’s avian biodiversity by creating safe places for seabirds that call Hawaii home. Many of Hawaii’s birds are facing numerous threats to their populations. “With a lot of hard work and a little bit of a […]

Lynker Employee Serves as Non-profit Director to Preserve Historic Kaimuki, Oahu

For Lynker, Nicole Evans is a Planning and Evaluation Specialist II at the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Honolulu.  As a volunteer, Nicole is the Director of EnVision Kaimuki, a non profit that supports residents and businesses of Kaimuki by ensuring that local growth evolves with a sense of community and commitment to promoting the unique […]

Lynkerite in Kohala Hawaii is Working to Improve Our World, One Marine Scientist at a Time

Meet Julia Meurice.  For Lynker, Julia works on Scientific Communications and Community Outreach in the Sustainable Pacific Program for the West Coast/Pacific Islands.  In her volunteer efforts, Julia is making a big impact on youth in science at her local high school to address the growing problem of commercially compostable bioplastics in HI.  She’s led […]

Lynker Employee Volunteers as Training Coordinator for Hawaiʻi Urban Search & Rescue K9 Team

Lynker employee Alyssa Miller is a Planning and Evaluation Specialist III for the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument at NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in Honolulu, HI. Alyssa also volunteers her time as a Training Coordinator for the Hawaiʻi Urban Search & Rescue K9 Team. For 10 years she has been developing advanced first responder skills […]

Lynker Visualizes Colorado’s Drought Plan: A Story Map

Lynker, as part of a project for the Colorado Water Conservation Board, a division of the state’s Department of Natural Resources, has launched an interactive dashboard that displays drought vulnerability at the state and county level based on Colorado’s 2018 Drought Plan. To more easily visualize drought vulnerability throughout the state, Lynker created an Esri […]

Lynker Presents Independent Study of Pebble Mine Dam Failure

On Friday, March 1st, Dr. Cameron Wobus presented findings to the Commercial Fisherman for Bristol Bay from a Pebble Mine Tailings Dam Failure analysis that was conducted by Lynker. The study was developed after report scoping documents indicated there was likely to be inadequate tailings dam failure scenarios considered in the Army Corps of Engineers Draft […]

West Coast Region Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

Lynker works with NOAA’s Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program to coordinate emergency responses to sick, injured, distressed, or dead marine mammals throughout an area covering over 3,700 statute miles (4,306 nautical miles) of shoreline in Washington, Oregon and California.  Member groups include cooperating scientific investigators and institutions, wildlife and fisheries agencies, state and […]

Mukilteo Research Station: Understanding the Life Cycle of Marine Species

Lynker serves as lead scientist for the Environmental Fisheries Sciences Division (EFS), Ecotoxicology Program in conducting studies on oil spill and urban stormwater impacts on the health of marine forage fish in Puget Sound (Pacific herring, sand lance, and surf smelt) and other nearshore species (e.g., juvenile flatfish).  We maintain the water intake and filtration […]