Lynker at AGU San Francisco!

Over 30 Lynker staff attended the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2023, in San Francisco, CA. This international Earth and Space science meeting has over 25,000 attendees. Lynker participated broadly, delivering over 60 talks, posters and participating in panels covering a diverse range of Earth and space science and science-society topics. Together with our broad array of partners and clients and many other researchers, scientists, students, policymakers, journalists and communicators, we contributed to many discussions aimed at better understanding our planet and environment, and our role in preserving its future on all our security.


Lynker Team Receives NOS Team Member of Year Award!

Congratulations to our Lynker team for receiving the 2023 NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS) Team Member of the Year award!
This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding contributions of Lindy Betzhold, Brooke Chakides (former Lynker employee), Charles Grisafi, Pamela Jacobs, Justine Lundsted, Bridget Callahan Lussier, Caitlyn McCrary, Tigist Jima, and Susan Snyder (former Lynker employee) to the NOS programs and their demonstrated exceptional and sustained effort toward accomplishment of NOS missions. Well deserved!

Lynker Sponsors 2023 NERRS/NERRA Conference

Lynker is excited to be a sponsor again this year at the 2023 NERRS/NERRA (National Estuarine Research Reserve Association) Annual Meeting held in Galloway, New Jersey!

Lynker Makes Washington Technology’s Top 50 for the 6th Year!

Team Lynker makes Washington Technology’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Small Businesses for the sixth year!

Lynker Wins PIFSC Guam & CNMI Biosampling!

Lynker is excited to have recently been awarded a new ProTech Fisheries task that combines the previously separate PIFSC FRMD Guam and CNMI Bottomfish Management Unit Species (BMUS) Biosampling projects into one contract. Lynker was the incumbent contract holder for the Guam BMUS effort, while Micronesian Environmental Services (MES) has held the CNMI contract for the past several years. We are honored to be transitioning several MES employees to the Lynker family to support the combined initiative that will conduct data and biological sampling collection operations as well as data entry and quality control processing.

Lynker Awarded PIFSC Advancing Bottomfish Assessments Support!

Lynker wins ProTech Fish task, PIFSC Advancing Bottomfish Assessments Support!

We are proud to be expanding our current support to NOAA Fisheries’ fishery independent survey efforts in Hawaii that provide population level size structured abundance indices for bottomfish populations existing at depths with our recent award to assist with these surveys in the US Pacific Islands territories (Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa). Our team will deploy camera as well as hook-and-line sampling gear.

Lynker’s Alexandria Gillen Awarded Team Member of the Month!

Congratulations to Lynker’s Education Specialist, Alexandria Gillen (Brake), for being awarded Team Member of the Month for her work at the NOAA Marine Debris Program in Silver Spring, Maryland! Alexandria’s work has played a critical role in improving access to NOAA’s science education resources for educators, students, and families. Recently, Alexandria led the creation of a new digital education resource on the Marine Debris Program website, completed an effort to improve educator access to 160 lessons, and developed education tutorials that focus on a range of ocean pollution topics.

Recognized Weather, Water, & Environment Executive, Scott Rayder, Joins Lynker

“I am delighted to welcome Scott Rayder in our newly created role as President,” said Joe Linza, Lynker’s Founder & CEO. “With a proven track record of driving growth and innovation, Scott is poised to lead Lynker into a new era of success.”

Scott comes to us with over 20 years of leadership and management experience within the environmental community working on issues important to the country and serving in a variety of positions integrating research and operations activities. Most recently he served as vice president of Leidos leading a team of experts providing operations and services for climate, energy, and environment; projects addressing global challenges and opportunities. Prior positions include serving as the first chief of staff at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2001 – 2008 as well as the chair of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Federal Advisory Committee. Scott was also the executive director of the Alabama Water Institute and led the team that won the largest award in its nearly 200-year history. NOAA named University of Alabama as the recipient of a $360M grant to form the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrology, or CIROH.

Lynker Participates in OCEANS 2023

Lynker is an exhibitor and presenter at OCEANS 2023 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS.

Lynker Celebrates 16 Year Anniversary!

We’re celebrating our 16 year anniversary today at Lynker! Thank you to all who are part of this incredible journey.