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

Interactive StoryMap of the Remote Pacific – NOW LIVE

Kudos to Lynker’s Senior Science Writer/Videographer, Joey Bennington-Castro, for the launch of the Historical & Cultural Seascape of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument!

Here’s a link to it: https://arcg.is/1uCzzf

Joey created the StoryMap, using ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and the StoryMap Map Journal app. He and our NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Office Communications team are working on getting it on the NOAA Fisheries website.

It’s fully interactive, so you can move around the map on the right-hand side, and the map and its content slightly changes as you move through the story. Also, all the links within the story will either change the content on the right side or take you to a different spot in the story.
Mike Tosatto, PIRO Regional Director, called it “great (as usual!)”.
According to Joey, “It was a beast of a project to work on but very satisfying in the end, and there have been calls for more such products in the future.”
Awesome work!

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.

Lynker earned NOAA’s Small Business Success Story of the Year in 2015

Lynker earned a NOAA’s Small Business Success Story of the Year in 2015. Lynker provides systems engineering, data management, GIS software development, and quality assurance support which has helped improve the accuracy, speed of processing, and distribution of critical nautical chart products to federal and commercial stakeholders. Our team built and supports NCSII (Nautical Charting System II), which is used by over 50 GIS Cartographers in OCS. The NCSII system maintains a vector nautical database which used to produce Electronic Navigational Charts (ENCs). 

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

Lynker honored with 2018 Acquia Engage Award

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.

NOAA Fisheries PIFSC Bottomfish Assessment IDIQ

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.

NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Region Observer Program (PIROP)

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.

Lynker Awarded ProTech Fisheries Domain Contract

Lynker is one of 17 awardees (and the only HUBZone) on this $3.2 BILLION procurement. ProTech is the vehicle under which NOAA is consolidating all scientific, technical, professional, and administrative services across the US – both CONUS and OCONUS.

Lynker Awarded CMMI for Development Level 3

Lynker, an industry recognized and award-winning SBA certified HUBZone small business, today announced that it has been appraised at Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®.  CMMI® is a capability improvement approach that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance.

An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and continuously improved over time.

Lynker continues to deliver high performing Agile IT services in application software development, data analytics/analysis, solution architecture, and emerging technology insertion.  As we expand our capabilities, it is critical to continuously improve and optimize our processes and operations to meet our growing client’s mission.

“Through our continued refinement of best practices and integration of emerging technologies, our methodologies, which have been appraised at CMMI for Development at Level 3, provide a framework to improve our on-time delivery, quality, and agility to the benefit of our clients”, said Joe Linza, President of Lynker.  “This appraisal recognizes Lynker’s dedication and commitment to continuous process improvement while keeping our client’s needs centrally focused.

Lynker Awarded Contract with COOPS to support NOAA

Lynker Technologies won a four (4) year $8.2 M contract with NOAA to provide administrative and technical services. Under the contract, Lynker supports generation of NOAA’s operational tide, current, and Harmful Algal Bloom products critical to safe navigation and public health. Our experts collect, quality control, process, analyze, disseminate, and archive the water level, current, and related oceanographic and meteorological data and metadata that ensures accurate and timely NOAA products. The water level data originate from a network of more than 200 permanently operating sensor stations located throughout the United States and its possessions. Most of these stations comprise a measurement system known as the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). Our services help NOAA meet its requirement to configure the water level, meteorological, and tidal current stations and to manage all related metadata for these oceanographic systems. Additionally, we perform data analysis and product development to support operational Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletins and hydrodynamic models.