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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Whistle classification of sympatric false killer whale populations in Hawaiian waters yields low accuracy rates
Document  |  PIFSC

Cetaceans are ecologically important marine predators, and designating individuals to distinct populations can be challenging. Passive acoustic monitoring provides an approach to classify cetaceans to populations using their vocalizations. In the Hawaiian Archipelago, three genetically distinct, sympatric false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens) populations coexist: a broadly distributed pelagic...

2018 USGS Lidar: South New Jersey
Data Set  |  OCMP

This metadata record describes the lidar point cloud data encompassing Southern New Jersey, collected as 2 areas of interest through the USGS projects titled 'NJ South 4-County' and 'NJ South FEMA' by the Sanborn Map Company, Inc. NOAA's Office for Coastal Management retrieved the data from the USGS' rockyftp website and processed it to the Digital Coast. Product: These lidar data are processe...

Entity  |  PIFSC

Coral belt observations (juvenile)

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Why Metadata?

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