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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Shoreline Data Rescue Project of Cape Charles to Pocomoke Sound, VA, PH119
Data Set  |  NGS

These data were automated to provide an accurate high-resolution historical shoreline of Cape Charles to Pocomoke Sound, VA suitable as a geographic information system (GIS) data layer. These data are derived from shoreline maps that were produced by the NOAA National Ocean Service including its predecessor agencies which were based on an office interpretation of imagery and/or field survey. T...

Shoreline Data Rescue Project of Cape Charles to Assateague, Virginia, PH5907
Data Set  |  NGS

These data were automated to provide an accurate high-resolution historical shoreline of Cape Charles to Assateague, Virginia suitable as a geographic information system (GIS) data layer. These data are derived from shoreline maps that were produced by the NOAA National Ocean Service including its predecessor agencies which were based on an office interpretation of imagery and/or field survey....

Shoreline Data Rescue Project of Cape Charles City, Virginia, EC10D09
Data Set  |  NGS

These data were automated to provide an accurate high-resolution historical shoreline of Cape Charles City, Virginia suitable as a geographic information system (GIS) data layer. These data are derived from shoreline maps that were produced by the NOAA National Ocean Service including its predecessor agencies which were based on an office interpretation of imagery and/or field survey. The NGS...

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Why Metadata?

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

Accessing Metadata in InPort

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Contributing Metadata in InPort

Learn how to publish metadata for your organization in InPort.

Importing Metadata into InPort

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InPort AdHoc Reports

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