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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Southwest Peninsular Florida 2016 ESI BIRD Polygons, Points
Data Set  |  ORR

This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for wading birds, shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, diving birds, seabirds, passerine birds, and gulls and terns in Southwest Florida. Vector polygons in this data set represent bird nesting, migratory staging, wintering sites, and vulnerable occurrences. Vector points represent bird nesting sites. Species specific abundance, seasonality, s...

BIOFILE
Entity  |  ORR

The data table BIOFILE contains biological attribute data and key fields for linking to the vector objects in the biological data layers and to the associated data tables, BREED_DT and SOURCES. See the Entity_and_Attribute_Overview for a detailed description of how the primary attribute tables relate to the geographic data layers. Also see the Browse_Graphic section for a link to the entity-relati...

BREED_DT
Entity  |  ORR

The data table BREED_DT identifies the monthly presence of certain life-history stages or activities for each species at a given location. This table is related to the BIOFILE data table by the field BREED, and can be used to search for monthly breeding status. See the Entity_and_Attribute_Overview for a detailed description of how the primary attribute tables relate to the geographic data layers....

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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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