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Lynker’s Abigail Powell’s Observation of Deep-Sea Flatfish Spawning Aggregation!

Lynker’s Marine Scientist, Abigail Powell, was part of a team that captured what they think are the first visual observations of a deep-sea flatfish spawning aggregation! The unusual images of petrale sole, a commercially important species, were collected at a rocky bank off California using NOAA’s autonomous underwater vehicle ‘Popoki’. This research was published in “Frontiers in Marine Science”. Check out the full article here:

Lynker Awarded Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife “Climate Impacts on Fish Hatcheries”

The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) selected Lynker to provide consulting services to help ODFW understand how changing climate conditions affect Oregon’s fish and fish hatcheries. Through this contract, Lynker will assess modern hatchery technology for the ODFW to reduce their existing carbon footprint. The final product should provide the agency with a plan for carbon-neutral operations and incorporate ODFW’s ongoing implementation of 2020 Climate and Ocean Change Policy.

Lynker Wins NOAA’s NWS WPCIS Award!

The Lynker team is excited to win NOAA’s National Weather Service, Office of Water Prediction, Water Prediction Computing Infrastructure Services (WPCIS) 2.0 contract!  We will be providing Scientific Software Research to Operations, O&M, and Information Technology services.

Lynker Wins Recompete of NOAA CO-OPS Scientific and Technical Support Services!

Lynker is thrilled to have won our recompete of Scientific and Technical Mission Support for NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS)!

Our team will be providing Field Support, Engineering and Laboratory Support, and Administrative Support.

DOC NOAA awards $137M NCEP Scientific Support Services task to Lynker!

DOC NOAA awards $137M NCEP Scientific Support Services task to Lynker!

Lynker has been awarded a $136.9M task on NOAA’s ProTech Weather Domain IDIQ to provide scientific support services to the National Weather Service (NWS) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)!  This 5-year NCEP Scientific Support Services (SSS) task order starts September 1st, 2022, with work to be performed at NOAA/NWS/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) in College Park, MD.

“Lynker has repeatedly shown how we can successfully assist NOAA from a mission focused service perspective and we intend to demonstrate to the NWS our solid commitment to this job,” Lynker Founder and CEO, Joe Linza said.

Team Lynker members—Lynker, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), and Axiom Consultants, Inc. (Axiom)—comprise an expert technical team with significant current and past science and technology and research and development experience in NCEP SSS Performance Work Statement work areas, having performed them to support NOAA, NASA, and Department of Defense contracts. Supporting these customers, we have significant experience developing advanced scientific computing applications, including forecast models, data assimilation, and high-performance computing.

About Lynker

For more than 14 years as a trusted and established NOAA prime science partner, Lynker has demonstrated advanced capabilities, in-depth mission knowledge, and directly applicable experience required to deliver outstanding support services to EMC. With our geographically dispersed workforce of over 400 employees across the country, we are one of the largest and most diverse contractors on the ProTech Weather, Oceans, and Fisheries contracts. Our headquarters is in Leesburg, VA.



Lynker’s Dr. Erica Towle Presents at Monaco Ocean Week!

Lynker’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program Coordinator, Dr. Erica K. Towle, participated in Monaco Ocean Week 2022 #MOW22 recently and presented the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) report. This report was released last October 2021 virtually, but had not yet been released in person. Lynker is very proud of your work Dr. Towle!

Lynker’s Abigail Powell’s Rare Sponge Reef Discovery!

Lynker’s Marine Scientist, Abigail Powell, was part of a research team that made a recent discovery of a possible rare sponge reef found near the Channel Islands off the California coast. She recently presented the results of an autonomous underwater vehicle survey at this site at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2022 which was subsequently featured in “New Scientist.” These vast mounds of mostly dead sponges stretch for hundreds of metres and are unlike anything the team has found before in the area! Check out the full article here:


Lynker Involved in Colorado Water Conservation Board Grant!

The Colorado Water Conservation Board just voted to approve a grant to promote the expansion of aerial lidar measurements of snowpack across Colorado. Lynker has been deeply involved in this process in education, stakeholder coordination and project planning. Our Boulder team is excited to promote this bleeding edge technology that will serve Colorado well in this uncertain climate.

Photo Credit: Water Education Colorado

Lynker is Now an Employee-Owned Company!

Our company founder, owner, and CEO, Joe Linza, recently initiated a momentous corporate governance change and made Lynker an employee-owned company! Lynker has instituted an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). This is exciting news for our employees and clients as this change benefits the growth and stability of Lynker long term. As the company grows, our employees earn value in that growth. This shows commitment to our customers and their missions and the employees supporting that mission.

What hasn’t changed? Our leadership, culture, values and way of doing business that makes us successful. Our commitment to “global environmental sustainment and economic prosperity for governments, communities and companies” continues to drive Lynker.

Lynker Providing Support to the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council!

Lynker is proud to announce the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council has selected us to provide staff recruitment assistance and for long-term contractor support regarding fishery management decisions, gathering pertinent literature and data for the impact analyses, developing options papers and amendment documents with associated Environmental Assessment (EA)s, and developing the 2021 Archipelagic (American Samoa, Marianas, Hawaii, and Pacific Remote Island Area) and Pelagic (domestic and international) Annual Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Reports. Mr. Thomas Remington is our key resource supporting this work and we welcome him to the Lynker family!