Official announcements about awarded contracts, etc.

Lynker Awarded First Two ProTech Fisheries Domain Task Orders

Lynker is the awardee of the first two task orders under the ProTech Fisheries Domain vehicle. Lynker will support multiple requirements for NMFS Sustainable Fisheries, Division, and Protected Species Division, and West Coast Region under these new awards, valued at approximately $9 million over 5 years.

Lynker is proud to serve NOAA Fisheries and excited for this opportunity to add value early in the ProTech Fisheries Domain.

Lynker Awarded NOAA Office for Coastal Management Contract

Lynker is proud to have launched on March 1, 2019, a new contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management (OCM).

Under this wide-ranging contract, Lynker is supporting NOAA’s efforts to provide products and services in four principal areas of marine and coastal conservation:

  1. Federal and state combined coastal management policy implementation through the National Coastal Zone Management partnership
  2. Estuarine science and conservation through the National Estuarine Research Reserve program
  3. Coral reef science and conservation efforts under the Coral Reef Conservation Program
  4. Coastal management data, tools, and training for user communities under the new Digital Coast Partnership.

Our employees are located throughout the coastal U.S. and Territories, with the highest concentration in Charleston, South Carolina.

We are proud to serve the lifecycle needs of NOAA and OCM, focused on providing outstanding science and geospatial services, learning and training services, information generation and distribution, policy and planning support, coastal stewardship, business operations, and regional office coordination that helps ensure the vitality, sustainability, and value of our nation’s coastlines, coastal waterways, and ecosystems.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

 

Dr. Wobus’ complete presentation can be found here. The Commercial Fisherman for Bristol Bay have also posted a recording of the presentation.

Announcing the New Lynker

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.

About Lynker

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 featured at American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting in Washington DC Dec 10-14 2018

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.

Another great article about Endangered Species in Hawaii

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
https://nypost.com/…/tourist-fined-for-harassing-endangere…/

News Australia
Photo that caught out tourist in Hawaii
https://www.news.com.au/…/…/2ee0772a6767d42d0020b35f1462381e