L​os Angeles County in California is a densely populated area vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding and wildfires. Our staff ​modified and applied the Integrated Vulnerability Assessment Framework developed by NOAA’s ​National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science to assess the county’s climate vulnerability. Through partner and stakeholder engagement, the team used a series of maps to ​identify areas at risk of wildfires, projected ​coastal flooding, ​and other selected risks. The team then explored how those risks align with social​, structural, and environmental vulnerability. These maps and information are already supporting development of local climate action ​and sustainability plans. This work was supported by several staff on contract with two NOAA offices: the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, and the Office for Coastal Management.

Map of Los Angeles Metro Area with purple, blue, and green coloring. A square shows low to high risk and vulnerability associated with those colors.
This map depicts areas where high vulnerability intersects with high risk in the Los Angeles Metro Area.

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Studying Corals for Future Protection and Restoration

Coral reefs are under threat from warming waters, disease, degraded water quality, and other stressors. Several shallow water coral species are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Our team of coral scientists on contract with NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science are studying coral reproduction, and genetics, and the environmental factors that…

Honoring Our Veterans 

Several of our employee owners have served in various branches of the military in various capacities. Thank you for your service!  

Contributing to an Award-Winning Newsletter

Congratulations to the communications team at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office for Coastal Management on their award-winning publication, Coastal Communicators. As part of a subcontract with Lynker, our communication staff contribute to this monthly publication to help share tips, lessons learned, and best practices with other communicators and coastal programs who don’t…