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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Integrated Age-based Krill Model Fish Res 2015
Data Set  |  SWFSC

An integrated, age-structured model was fitted to different combinations of survey data using two forms of selectivity (logistic or double-logistic) with time-constant or annually varying selectivity to investigate the population dynamics of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) near the Antarctic Peninsula. The data were from surveys conducted by the U.S. Antarctic Marine Living Resources Program...

OW Smith and Sandwell v8.2 - 1/30 Degree Bathymetry & Topography
Data Set  |  PIFSC

Global bathymetry and topography information at 1/30 degree resolution. Data collected by means of in-situ and satellite measurements.

OW QuikSCAT Wind Speed, Stress and Stress Curl
Data Set  |  PIFSC

The dataset contains satellite-derived ocean wind speed, stress and stress curl measurements collected by means of the NASA/JPL SeaWinds Scatterometer sensor. The data is collected daily, and is available at 3-day, weekly and monthly intervals at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.5 degrees. The geographic coverage extends globally, and the temporal coverage ranges from 1999-2009.

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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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InPort AdHoc Reports

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