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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Cooperative Research Pilot Flatfish Survey (Yellowtail)
Data Set  |  NEFSC

An industry-based pilot flatfish survey of Georges Bank conducted aboard the F/V Mary K and the F/V Yankee Pride. The surveyed used a two-seam, two-bridle flounder net which utilized a sweep consisting of 4” rubber cookies, 20 fathom bridles, and 5 fathom extensions. Both vessels used 734 kg Thyboron type IV 84” trawl doors and utilized a 23 fathom restrictor wire between the doors to ensure consi...

Table: UNION_FSCS_SVSTA
Entity  |  NEFSC

Materialized view joining pre-FSCS and FSCS data sets into one structure. Contains station data for each station.

Table: UNION_FSCS_SVLEN
Entity  |  NEFSC

Materialized view joining pre-FSCS and FSCS data sets into one structure. Contains total number of fish caught at each length for all species at a station.

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Why Metadata?

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Accessing Metadata in InPort

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