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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2010 USACE Lidar DEM: Columbia River (OR, WA, ID, MT)
Data Set  |  OCMP

The Columbia River Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey project was a collaborative effort to develop detailed high density LiDAR terrain data for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The LiDAR will be used to support hydraulic modeling work associated with proposed 2014 Columbia River treaty negotiations. The dataset encompasses approximately 2836 square miles of territory in portions of...

Document  |  SEFSC

Readme file which describes the contents of distribution file 10004.zip

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Table contains count, size range, and weight information, if available, for fish, non-penaeid shrimp, and 'Other Invertebrates'. If count = 0, a code of '-999' indicates no fish, non-penaeid shrimp, and/or 'Other Invertebrates' to measure or weigh for given record or sample. If count ≥1, a code of '-999' in measurement column indicates damaged specimen(s) that could not be measured for given taxon...

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