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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Short Form Metadata Survey
Document  |  PIFSC

AFSC/REFM: Alaska Stock Assessment Results Archive (SARA)
Data Set  |  AFSC

Each year over 50 Alaskan groundfish stock assessments report the condition of Alaskan fisheries resources in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Stock assessment scientists integrate biological observations and theoretical considerations via population modeling techniques to produce population dynamic trends and biological yield estimation. This data set captures various stock assessment trends an...

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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.