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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Spreadsheet: Penebscot estuarine-Li, Worksheet: chlorophyll
Entity  |  NEFSC

chlorophyll a (ug/L)

Seston Data from Flow Cytometers and Microscope Environmental Data from Sondes
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Seston data with phytoplankton and size fractioned non-living particles counted by flow cytomter from Penebscot River, Maine in April, May, and June of 2015. High frequent chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen, pH, temperature and salinity data collected by Sondes in Bronx, New York in the Fall of 2012.

Spreadsheet: Penebscot estuarine-Li, Worksheet: bacteria
Entity  |  NEFSC

bacteria counts (numbers per ml)

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Why Metadata?

Learn more about the purpose for metadata, and NMFS requirements for documenting data assets.

Accessing Metadata in InPort

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Contributing Metadata in InPort

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Importing Metadata into InPort

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