EarthSoft, Inc

Seattle Pub Utilities chooses EQuIS for Salmon Hatchery data


Source: EarthSoft, Inc

EarthSoft announced a large order from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) for multiple licenses of EQuIS™ Alive and EQuIS Enterprise 6. SPU will use EQuIS and Alive supporting the Cedar River Sockeye Hatchery managing salmon life-cycle data from a variety of sources for both natural and hatchery fish.

EQuIS will support the Hatchery’s adaptive management program for the collection and management of biological and ecological data related to hatchery and naturally spawning sockeye populations, assessing hatchery effectiveness and potential impacts. SPU provides funding and other support for operation of the Hatchery which is located near the Landsburg Dam on the Cedar River. Sockeye are not allowed to pass the Dam in order to safeguard drinking water supplied by the upper Cedar River watershed. The Hatchery was established to produce fry to supplement production from sockeye spawning in the Cedar River below the Dam.

EarthSoft will provide a range of technical services supporting SPU including development of a custom EDD format usable by the EQuIS Data Processor in Standalone, Professional and Enterprise modes. This EDD format will facilitate required data collection activities and enable users to enter location, survey date, species, counts and other data.
EQuIS Alive tables will support indices and relational functionality accommodating hatchery performance data while maintaining data integrity. EQuIS Schema changes will be provided to SPU as an XML file deployed with EQuIS.

Additionally, EarthSoft will create several custom reports containing sockeye-related life cycle and other environmental data including: Cedar River outmigration report; smolt survey statistics; adult sockeye carcass survey; adult locks survey; adult broodstock survey; sockeye harvest summary; spawner survey; lock sockeye counts; life history report; general statistics data export; release time and location; and condition factor report.

EarthSoft will provide other services including EQuIS implementation support, workflow and data management documentation, configuration, training, project management, and historical data migration.

In addition to EQuIS Alive, SPU purchased EQuIS Enterprise 6 Bronze, EQuIS Professional, and 10 EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE) device licenses. EarthSoft will provide database hosting services for SPU-owned software. Scheduled to start in late May, this project is currently scheduled for completion in late 2014.
EarthSoft Vice President Scot Weaver commented, “The Seattle Public Utilities implementation is another great example of EQuIS Alive’s versatility. As EarthSoft creates new imports for fishery data and new reports to validate SPU’s Adaptive Management Plan, EQuIS will fill an important role in this data management initiative.”

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