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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AFSC/NMML: Dtag Bristol Bay Beluga Data, May 2011 and August 2014
Data Set  |  AFSC

Suction cup attached multisensor tags were placed on beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska, to collect depth, 3D acceleration and sound. Data were coupled with satellite tag data and stomach temperature data from the same individual in 2014. Hearing sensitivity was also collected on these individuals.

Marine Mammal and Turtle Division
Project  |  SWFSC

The Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal and Turtle Division (MMTD) conducts research on marine mammals and turtles in all oceans of the world, with an emphasis on the Pacific in an effort to address management objectives in U.S. waters, or where the U.S. has a vested interest. For over two decades, the MMTD has conducted research cruises to monitor cetacean population abundance. Rese...

Growth and other physiological responses of bivalves in laboratory experiments
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Milford lab maintains data sets relating to a variety of growth and physiology trials. These include husbandry techniques (i.e. stocking density, container size, change frequency, feed delivery method) of various bivalve species such as the Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) and the bay scallop (Argopecten irradians). Data sets also cover experiments which have looked at effects of climate c...

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