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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Little Sheep Creek steelhead
Entity  |  NWFSC

This is a table of microsatellite genotypes for Little Sheep steelhead included in Berntson et al. 2011. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140:685-698. Each locus is represented by two alleles, 3 digits for each allele, where alleles are mobility/size determined, per standard published criteria. Loci are the SPAN suite, described in Blankenship et al. 2011. Transactions of the Ameri...

Community Social Vulnerability Indicies
Entity  |  NWFSC

These data represent generalized social vulnerability composite scores for each of 880 West Coast communities.

Entity  |  PIFSC

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Why Metadata?

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