What is InPort?

InPort is the centralized repository of documentation (metadata) for NMFS data and the tools to access the data, as required by the Data and Information Policy Directive and the Data Documentation Procedural Directive.

FIS  NOAA Fisheries

As NMFS’s official metadata catalog, InPort is the single most important component in NMFS Enterprise Data Management (EDM) architecture which enables our customers to find, access and understand our vast array of data and information.

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Mangrove Study Data
Data Set  |  SEFSC

Southern Biscayne Bay's shoreline fish community been monitored visually twice a year since 1998 to compare fish use of mangrove prop root habitats along the mainland with that along the leeward side of the northernmost Florida Keys. This has been pursued by examining seasonal and spatial variation in fish taxonomic composition and diversity as well as variation in the frequency of occurrence, de...

ARCWEST 2013_Mysticetus visual data
Entity  |  AFSC


AFSC/NMML: Distribution of cetaceans in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas, 2010-2014
Data Set  |  AFSC

As part of several inter-agency agreements between the National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), visual surveys of the Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas were conducted within the months of July to September every year starting in 2010. Visual surveys were used to document distribution of marine mammals, with specific focus on cetacean speci...

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Why Metadata?

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Accessing Metadata in InPort

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Contributing Metadata in InPort

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