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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Public Consultation Tracking System (PCTS)
Data Set  |  OPR

The Public Consultation Tracking System (PCTS) is an information management system covering National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) consultations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act sections 305(b)(2) & 305(b)(4) Essential Fish Habitat (EFH). Section 7 Consultations are designed to assist Federal agencies in f...

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Lookup table with total 79 habitat_type. This is a copy of pcts1.0 table tbl_habitat_type

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This holds the Fishery Management Plans

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What's New in InPort

Find out what's new in this latest release of InPort.

Why Metadata?

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

Accessing Metadata in InPort

Learn how to search and make use of metadata in InPort.

Contributing Metadata in InPort

Learn how to publish metadata for your organization in InPort.

Importing Metadata into InPort

Learn how to import metadata from other sources into InPort.

InPort AdHoc Reports

View, filter, and download your InPort catalog items. View metadata rubric and PARR completeness for NMFS.