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 supporting primarily NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS). Services offered range from marine and coastal studies, analyses and reports; applied research, engineering, consulting and operations; field sampling, data collection and surveys; consulting, program and project management; and capacity building. Lynker is well positioned to perform ProTech Ocean work in all U.S. coastal regions including territories in the Pacific and Caribbean. Our contract began in January 2019 and the task order ordering period goes through January 2024.
Official announcements about awarded contracts, etc.
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 Story Map. The platform takes users through visual summaries of Colorado drought risk by sectors, using images and graphs to provide an interactive and engaging experience.
The complete interactive Story Map can be viewed here.
The opening screen of the Story Map provides an overview of County Drought Risk Scores across Colorado as well as a snapshot of drought vulnerability risk by sector. Similar to the 2018 updated Plan, the Story Map also drills down into content specific to different sectors: agriculture, recreation, socioeconomic, environment, energy, and state assets. State assets include state buildings and critical infrastructure (dams), land board revenue, state-based recreation and park visitation, aquatic species and habitat (fisheries), and protected state-owned areas.
Further information on Colorado’s 2018 Drought Plan is available at drought.gov.
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 Environmental Impact Statement. In all scenarios analyzed by Lynker, a tailings dam failure would directly impact hundreds of miles of anadromous waters.
Hydrologist Dr. Cameron Wobus is a broadly trained earth scientist with approximately 15 years of experience in geomorphology, hydrology, and environmental data analysis and modeling.
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: to be the company that customers want to work with, and the one employees want to work for.
Lynker was founded in 2007 and has continuously increased and updated its service offerings to match the rapidly changing needs of our customers. Looking forward, leadership has made several changes to better communicate Lynker’s identity, and position us to continue growth in the future:
- Name – Lynker has changed our name away from Lynker Technologies, conveying our move to a more streamlined, contemporary brand. The shortened name serves to emphasize our role in serving as “the missing link,” bringing sophisticated solutions to our clients with our highly interconnected, communicative teams.
- Branding – As we continue to build upon Lynker’s success, our corporate brand becomes more important. Our bold, modern new look highlights our industry expertise, with colors that communicate our work both in the natural world and the IT space. Further, the brand was built to communicate a culture of professional, highly-capable team members who understand how to navigate solutions on an individualized basis.
- Logo – The Lynker brand refresh undertakes the big task of conveying who we are in a glance. With a commanding uppercase “L” follow by soft lowercase lettering, we wanted to convey strong leadership with an approachable feel. The blocks in our original logo have been condensed to symbolize a closer connection between them. As the bubbles of a fish, the markers on a GIS map, or the parts of an IT solution, our new logo is Lynker through and through.
- Website – We have relaunched lynkertech.com as lynker.com. From colors to content, every corner of the site has been updated to reflect the look and feel of the new brand. The site was designed as an informational resource for all to enjoy, be they a potential employee, a potential client, or someone who just wants to learn more about what we do.
Lynker specializes in environmental consulting, scientific and technical services, and enterprise IT. Our continually expanding team operates in 18 states and stretches across every time zone in the Continental US and Pacific Islands. We combine scientific and engineering expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in geospatial, marine ocean, and coastal science and information, water and environmental resources, and integrated technology services. Lynker is a certified HUBZone business with offices in Leesburg VA, Boulder CO, and Oahu HI.
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.
Lynker’s Senior Science Writer, Joseph Bennington-Castro, has yet another great story picked up by multiple outlets – the New York Post and News Australia! Check out to the stories below, and learn more about the importance of maintaining a safe distance from wildlife.
New York Post
Tourist fined for harassing endangered animals in Hawaii
Photo that caught out tourist in Hawaii
Lynker’s Pacific Islands Regional Office communications team receives the 2018 Acquia Engage Award. Mobomo announced it was selected along with NOAA Fisheries as the winner of the 2018 Acquia Engage Awards for the Leader of the Pack: Public Sector for the new NOAA Fisheries Website. Lynker employees Jessica Tuifagu and Melanie Jordan handled all the design, information architecture, and content for the public site. The Acquia Engage Awards recognize the world-class digital experiences that organizations are building with the Acquia Platform. Visit the new NOAA Fisheries Website here.
Lynker is partnering with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group (PIFG) on a 5-year, $3.6 million contract to conduct Independent Survey Sampling of Bottomfish in the four Main Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau) under NMFS’ Cooperative Research Program (CRP).
Our support includes surveying over 300 individual sites, gear calibration, bio-sampling, and fish tagging. In addition to collecting data and specimens, our team is actively involved in local fishing community outreach and education efforts, working with the CRP to inform vessel owners, commercial and recreational fishermen, fishing clubs, and fishing organizations about how NMFS’ bottomfish-related research helps sustain and protect valuable fishing resources throughout the islands. We are proud to contribute to scientific and technical efforts as well as help drive a more collaborative approach to fisheries management in the Pacific.
Lynker is the single awardee for this program, the largest of all US Federal fisheries observer programs ($34 million over 5 years). This contract adds 60 additional qualified personnel to our team, who serve as biologists and data collectors/analysts onboard longline (tuna) and shortset (swordfish – to reopen this year) fishing vessels in the Pacific. We are deeply honored to have been selected to support the program, especially as it embraces new tools, technologies, and processes for data collection, monitoring, and reporting in the region.