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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Photo Archive
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Photos of fish, marine mammals, turtles, ships, and other related subjects for use by students, educators, scientists, media, etc.

Historical Photo Archive Database (PHOTO)
Data Set  |  NEFSC

Photo collections from 1870s through 2000s

IMAGES
Entity  |  NEFSC

Photo Archive Images

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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.