Lynker Business Focussed Posts. Announcements about awarded contracts, awards Lynker won, special projects Lynker is doing, etc.

Lynker Awarded NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center Research Support!

Lynker is excited to have been awarded NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service’s Auke Creek Research & Little Port Walter Field Research.  Our support will include fieldwork on vessel surveys and research field stations as well as data analysis and summarization for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Auke Bay Laboratories.

Lynker Awarded Louisiana Sea Grant Better Bycatch Reduction Program!

Lynker is pleased to announce our award, in partnership with Royal Engineers and Consultants, LLC, to administer Louisiana Sea Grant (LSG) participation contracts for the Better Bycatch Reduction Program. LSG is working with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify and promote certified bycatch reduction devices (BRDs –“bird”) for use in the shrimp trawl industry. Lynker will liaise and provide logistics management for shrimp vessels during gear trials of the new technology across the US Gulf of Mexico. With this award Lynker has been recognized as an expert in fishing industry practices, regulations, and culture, with deep connections to fishing communities.

Lynker’s Mario Esera’s Career in Conservation on the Water!

Check out this feature story from NOAA Fisheries about Lynker’s Pacific Islands fisheries observer, Mario Esera, and how he built a career in conservation on the water. Mario observes trips on longline fishing vessels out of both Honolulu and Pago Pago in American Samoa. His goal is to reach 5,000 sea days to beat the record for Hawaii and American Samoa!

Observing for the Long Haul | NOAA Fisheries

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: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2022.834839/full

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.

https://www.govconwire.com/2022/04/lynker-awarded-137m-noaa-scientific-support-task-order/

 

 

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: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2310010-watch-first-video-of-a-possible-rare-sponge-reef-found-near-california/

 

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.