Lynker has been busy! With a number of announcements published in September, here’s a summary. For more information, visit

Lynker Awarded USDA Grant Climate Smart Commodities
Lynker is thrilled to have just been awarded a Climate Smart Commodities grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture! The grant, which has a $40 million ceiling, will fight climate change and rebuild health, resilience, and abundance in agricultural landscapes and communities throughout Hawai’i, and aligns well with Lynker’s island conservation and sustainability focus area. The Hawai’i Climate Smart Commodities initiative is a portfolio approach of numerous projects to equitably scale the agriculture sector.

Lynker’s Bridget Lussier and Lindy Betzhold OCM Team Members of the Quarter
Lynker’s Bridget Lussier and Lindy Betzhold received the Office of Coastal Management (OCM) Team Member of the Quarter Award for their support of the National Coastal Resilience Fund grants program! Way to go!

Lynker Awarded NOAA OWP Probabilistic Forecast and Evaluation Support Services
Lynker is excited to be awarded NOAA’s Office of Water Prediction’s (OWP) Probabilistic Forecast and Evaluation Support Services. Our team will serve as the lead subject matter expert for the National Weather Service’s (NWS) hydrologic forecast evaluation by providing software engineering and technical support, data analysis for operational forecasting services, and software and database life cycle development activities.

Lynker Awarded NOAA NWS OWP Advancement of the NWM Next Generation Modeling Framework and Prototype
Our Lynker Team is thrilled to be awarded NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Water Prediction’s (OWP) Advancement of the National Water Model (NWM) Next Generation Modeling Framework and Prototype. Lynker will continue the development of the NextGen prototype framework and associated hydrologic and hydraulic model formulations to prepare NWM v.4.0.

Lynker Awarded NOAA OWP ProTech Weather NextGen Coastal Module
Lynker is excited to have been awarded NOAA Office of Water Prediction’s (OWP) ProTech Weather NextGen Coastal Module. Our support will include developing and evaluating methodologies to improve predictions of total water level and coastal flood inundation forecasts.

Seven Lynkerites Received NOAA 2021 Team Member of the Year Awards
Seven of our Lynkerites received NOAA 2021 Team Member of the Year awards! Congratulations to Diane Arsenault, Kristin Begun, Joseph Bennington-Castro, Stephen Fazey, Alan Olson, Ashley Schrader, and Josee Vincent. We appreciate your hard work!

Lynker Awarded NOAA Fisheries Southeast Asia Fisheries Management
We are proud to announce a recent award with NOAA Fisheries to develop fisheries management capacity in Southeast Asia. This project will help protect biodiversity, reduce poverty, build in‐country institutional and scientific capacity, and combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.