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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PARR OBSOLETE Fishing Community Profiles
Data Set  |  PIFSC

To enable fisheries managers to comply with National Standard 8 (NS8), NMFS social scientists around the nation are preparing fishing community profiles that present the features and characteristics of such communities. PIFSC has published or is developing four such profiles: one each for Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa.

2015 FEMA Michigan Lidar: Part 2 (Manistee County)
Data Set  |  OCMP

The State of Michigan (DTMB) contracted with Sanborn to provide LiDAR mapping services for 13 counties in the State of Michigan. These counties include Alger, Allegan, Baraga, Benzie, Berrien, Delta, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, and Van Buren. Utilizing multi-return systems, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data in the form of 3-dimensional positions of a dens...

Alaska Northern Fur Seal Adult Satellite Telemetry Data, 2002/03 and 2009/10
Data Set  |  AFSC

Adult male and female northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus) are sexually segregated in different regions of the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea during their winter migration. Explanations for this involve interplay between physiology, predator-prey dynamics, and ecosystem characteristics, however possible mechanisms lack empirical support. To investigate factors influencing the winter ecolog...

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Why Metadata?

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