Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS)

Study Archives

JSite provides access to juvenile salmon acoustic-tag data archives generated by US Army Corps of Engineer research projects, documents presenting research results and software provided by Columbia Basin Research utilized in the analysis of the data.

Data Archives

An Archive of a study consists of a download-able compressed file (.zip) of data associated with a year, season and agency. The Archive is given a unique version number so that it can be referenced and shared and will not change over time, even if the study database rows change due to updates. The archive will contain a comma separated value (CSV) format file for each data type uploaded during the definition of the study.

If data for a study is added or updated after a study is archived, a new version of the associated archive file is generated. Older versions of the archive will be retained and available for download for historical reference. By default, only the most recent version of the archive is displayed, but an option is provided to view all versions of the archive files.


Reports summarizing results of compliance studies for survival rates of yearling and subyearling Chinook salmon and steelhead are available to registered users for download in PDF format.


Columbia Basin Research provides three desktop applications that can be utilized in the analysis of JSATS data. The applications are available to registered users for download:
Filtering Acoustic Signal Transmissions: Filters out noise from acoustic tag reception data. The program is designed to work with receptions of acoustic signals from JSATS tags on cabled and autonomous hydrophone nodes. The output can subsequently be used by TagProApp.
Acoustic-Tag Data Translation Utility: Takes valid acoustic-tag events (produced by FAST or equivalent software) and creates an output file of capture/detection histories used for survival analysis by ATLAS or other third-party software.
Active Tag-Life-Adjusted-Survival: Allows investigators to interactively model survival and detection parameters from an active-tag study. This program also has the ability to incorporate data from a tag-life study into the model to estimate survival adjusted for potential tag-failure.