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 Management 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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List of sites associated with benthic images

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Benthic Images Collected from Climate Stations across the Hawaiian Archipelago since 2013
Data Set  |  PIFSC

Photoquadrat benthic images were collected at NCRMP climate stations and permanent sites identified by the Ocean and Climate Change team across the Hawaiian archipelago since 2013 according to protocols established by the Coral Reef Ecosystem Program (CREP), now know as the Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD), and the NOAA National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). The imagery allows for a q...

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Benthic image analysis results for permanent sites / climate stations

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What's New in InPort

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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

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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.