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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Long term Milford Lab Temperature and Salinity Data
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Temperature and salinity of sea water entering the Milford NOAA Laboratory has been being collected since 1948. From 1948-1974 the temperature data was collected at the dock station. From 1974 to present the temperature data has been collected from a tank inside the laboratory once per day. The salinity data has been collected from 1974 to present once per day from a tank inside the laboratory as...

Shellfish Feeding Experiments, Filter Weight and Tissue Weight
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Particulate matter removal by shellfish was quantified in several geographic locations, across several years. Data include filter and shellfish tissue weights.

Shellfish Culture at the Milford Laboratory: hatchery production, stock enhancement and aquaculture research
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Provide shellfish in support of Milford Lab efforts, external research projects and regional shellfish restoration. Conduct aquaculture experiments aimed at optimizing static culture of larvae. Examine new technologies for measuring organismal stress in aquaculture systems.

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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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Importing Metadata into InPort

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