Resource Monitoring and Modeling

Lynker’s scientists, modelers, data quality experts, and engineers collaborate with Federal, state and local governments, academia, industry, independent researchers, and local and tribal communities to foster innovation and scientific information excellence in marine species and ocean systems monitoring, modeling, and effects analysis.

We help collect and incorporate accurate, timely, and reliable data and information into environmental analyses, predictive and operational models, planning documents, and other outputs to:

  • Better understand marine species distribution and location of important habitat areas
  • Refine methods used to detect and monitor marine species
  • Add to the understanding of the effects of underwater sound on marine mammals, sea turtles, fish, and birds
  • Develop improved tools to model and estimate potential effects of underwater sound
  • Develop new programs to safeguard marine protected species​​
  • Design, test, deploy, and maintain operational water level and meteorological sensors
  • Generate accurate operational tide and current products
  • Predict the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms[/intro]

Oceanographic and Meteorological Sensor Engineering

Our engineering and field environmental sensor experts help ensure accurate, reliable, and timely tide, water level, current, temperature, wind and other real time coastal data from sensors across the contiguous and non-contiguous U.S.  We design, deploy, calibrate, and maintain oceanographic and meteorologic observing systems like the National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON), which is comprised of 200+ stations that support tide prediction and the Physical Oceanographic Real-time System (PORTS®), a suite of instruments that provide real-time water level, currents and meteorological information, along the entire coastline of the US, Alaska, Hawaii, US territories, and the Great Lakes.

Our efforts support safe and efficient navigation, maritime commerce, the understanding of climate change, coastal hazards preparedness and response, and sound ecosystem management.

Operational Oceanographic Product Delivery

Lynker’s oceanographers enter, verify, and configure settings for platforms, benchmarks, and leveling records and load and quality control on sensor data from a wide range operational water level, current, and tide prediction systems. Our visualization specialists tabulate and create novel hydrodynamic models that interlay spatial and temporal tide and current vectors to predict rising water levels, identify coastal and inland zone flooding, track salinity and acidification, and other risks to shore, estuary, river, and lake area health and safety.

Operational Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Modeling

Lynker’s experts conduct comprehensive operational assessments that help predict, detect, and mitigate the impact of  harmful algal blooms (HAB) in coastal and estuary waters. We work with the Federal, state and local government, academia, non-government groups, and industry to collect and analyze oceanographic, remote sensing, meteorological, and biological datasets and models, which we distill into various formats for coastal resource managers, public health officials and the general public. Our support helps ensure reliable and timely response to user and public inquiries regarding forecast products of HABs and potential impacts.