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.

More Information
Updated hourly

Recently Published on InPort

Entity  |  PIFSC


Midwater trawl station data collected during NOAA R/V Townsend Cromwell cruise in 1967 in Hawaiian waters
Data Set  |  PIFSC

Station information was collected for each deployment of an Anchovy No. 2 Cobb Pelagic Trawl, a new small-mesh midwater trawl, on NOAA Research Vessel Townsend Cromwell Cruise TC 0032 (12 July - 4 October 1967). Data collected include date, location, trawl deployment data and environment data of location.

View More Items
Updated hourly

What's New in InPort

Find out what's new in this latest release of InPort.

Why Metadata?

Learn more about the purpose for metadata, and NMFS requirements for documenting data assets.

Accessing Metadata in InPort

Learn how to search and make use of metadata in InPort.

Contributing Metadata in InPort

Learn how to publish metadata for your organization in InPort.

Importing Metadata into InPort

Learn how to import metadata from other sources into InPort.

InPort AdHoc Reports

View, filter, and download your InPort catalog items. View metadata rubric and PARR completeness for NMFS.