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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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Assessing and Monitoring Cryptic Reef Diversity of Colonizing Marine Invertebrates using Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structure (ARMS) Deployed at Coral Reef Sites across the Marianas Archipelago from 2011 to 2014
Data Set  |  PIFSC

Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) are used to assess and monitor cryptic reef diversity of colonizing marine invertebrates in the Hawaiian and Mariana Archipelagos, American Samoa, and the Pacific Remote Island Areas. ARMS have been deployed and/or recovered on NCRMP missions in the Marianas archipelago conducted in three year intervals by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP) at the...

ARMS Specimens
Entity  |  PIFSC

ARMS specimen retrieval data

Entity  |  PIFSC

Object Comments:. Fish REA foundational view

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Why Metadata?

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