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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Characterizing the Long-Term, Wide-Band and Deep-Water Soundscape Off Hawai’i
Publication  |  PIFSC

Many animals use sound for communication, navigation, and foraging, particularly in deep water or at night when light is limited, so describing the soundscape is essential for understanding, protecting, and managing these species and their environments. The nearshore deep-water acoustic environment off the coast of Kona, Hawai’i, is not well documented but is expected to be strongly influenced...

2011 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: California
Data Set  |  OCMP

These files contain rasterized topographic and bathymetric lidar elevations generated from data collected by the SHOALS-1000T bathymetric and the Leica ALS60 topographic lidar systems along the coast of California. Lidar data coverage generally extends along the coastline from the waterline inland 500 meters (topography) and offshore 1,000 meters or to laser extinction. Exclusively on areas whe...

SEDAR 80-WP-02: National Coral Reef Monitoring Program’s Reef Fish Visual Census Metadata for the U.S. Caribbean
Document  |  SEFSC

SEDAR 80-WP-01: General Recreational Survey Data for Queen Triggerfish in Puerto Rico

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Why Metadata?

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Accessing Metadata in InPort

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Contributing Metadata in InPort

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Importing Metadata into InPort

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