https://www.lynker.com/wp-content/uploads/ASOP.png 818 1153 Elizabeth Tarquin /wp-content/uploads/Lynker-Logo.png Elizabeth Tarquin2018-12-24 13:53:272019-04-09 11:34:23Lynker drives implementation of groundbreaking American Samoa Ocean Plan (ASOP)
Lynker’s Sarah Pautzke (third from the right) drove the development of the American Samoa Ocean Plan (ASOP) finalized and released December 2018. Ms. Pautzke worked with a team of American Samoa Government (ASG) and federal employees and the assistance of a consultant, Miranda Foley (fourth from the left), with whom Lynker partners. And, it was formatted and turned into its final product by another Lynker employee, Melanie Jordan. Well done!
The ASOP is the first ocean plan to be completed by the United States for the Western Pacific jurisdictions. The purpose of the plan is to ensure compatible ocean use and conservation of ocean resources to ensure the vibrant coastal and ocean environments. There are several tasks that require data collection, particularly GIS data. Please download the plan and have a think about how best Lynker can assist in accomplishing these tasks by partnering with
federal and ASG agencies.
The ASOP is now “owned” by the AS Department of Commerce, who is responsible for its implementation. Thus, it is housed on the AS DOC website.
Links of importance:
- AS Ocean Plan Release: http://doc.as.gov/
- AS Ocean Plan: http://doc.as.gov/wp-
- Tanalei write up: https://www.talanei.com/2018/
12/05/ocean-plan-for-american- samoa-will-guide-uses- development-in-near-sea/
Great job by our teammates!
If you have any questions about the plan or how to use it, please reach out to Sarah Pautzke, firstname.lastname@example.org so she can guide you to the correct person with whom to work.