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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2015 - 2017 LARIAC Lidar: Los Angeles Region, CA
Data Set  |  OCMP

Geographic Extent: This dataset is lidar point cloud data, which encompasses the entirety of the LARIAC4 project, approximately 4214 square miles. Dataset Description: This dataset consists of 13,810 lidar point cloud LAS tiled files. Each LAS file contains lidar point information, which has been calibrated, controlled, and classified. Each file represents a separate tile of lidar. Ground Conditio...

2010 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Alabama
Data Set  |  OCMP

These files contain topographic and bathymetric lidar data collected by the Compact Hydrographic Airborne Rapid Total Survey (CHARTS) system along the coast of Alabama. CHARTS integrates topographic and bathymetric lidar sensors, a digital camera and a hyperspectral imager on a single remote sensing platform for use in coastal mapping and charting activities. Data coverage generally extends along...

RESTORE Sponsored Research Project: Cooperative monitoring program for spawning aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico
Data Set  |  NCCOS

This project compiled and evaluated existing information on fish spawning aggregations in the Gulf of Mexico as the basis to design a cooperative, Gulf-wide conservation and monitoring program focused on fish spawning aggregations. The investigators compiled existing biological and fisheries information for Gulf of Mexico species known or likely to form spawning aggregations and identified existin...

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Why Metadata?

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Accessing Metadata in InPort

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Contributing Metadata in InPort

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Importing Metadata into InPort

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