Amsterdam | 2018, 13 - 15 November


The NMEA presents several seminar sessions on new electronics and technology in the marine industry. The programme of thes seminars changes every year, because it focusses on the newest hot topics.

Check out the sessions 2017 »

14 November

14:00 - 15:30

NMEA OneNet The Marine Ethernet Standard

Speaker Steve Spitzer- NMEA Director of Standards

Boat builders are seeing more marine electronic manufacturers with Internet-based functions. Many of these electronic manufacturers are using Ethernet. NMEA is close to releasing a new OneNet standard, which is based on Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) and Ethernet IEE 802.3. The OneNet Committee composed of 80 marine electronic manufacturer has produced 11 different but interconnected modules for this new Standard. The Committee has worked close to 5 years on this Standard. Cyber Security has been addressed in the OneNet Standard and includes robust Security Modules containing message authentication, encryption, and certification verification. Also discussed were other modules including the Physical Layer, Device Discovery and PGN Transport and Gateway modules as well as the Committee work plan for 2017. This seminar applied to manufacturers who are just learning about Ethernet applications and those who are already installing.

15 November

14:00 - 15:30

Advances in Modern Radar Technology

Radar manufacturers on the panel: Furuno, Garmin, Raymarine, Simrad

In this seminar, todays major radar manufacturers have overviewed Solid State radars and what they bring to recreational boating, and what it may mean in the future. The panel of radar experts explained to visitors how they make radar more accessible and easier to use for increased levels of situation awareness & safety for both occasional users and advanced users.

16 November

11:00 - 12:30

Remote and Monitoring Vessels

Speakers: Brian Kane (GOST) & Daniel Harper - Siren Marine

Checking on our houses and cars remotely is not a futuristic concept. The power is out, the automobile has been moved, the thermostat has disengaged—these bits of information are fed to our smart phones so we can act quickly. The people who expect this level of convenience in their daily lives are the same customers who buy your boats. And, they have come to expect these types of services if the hull starts taking on water or a burglar has decided to walk away with the nav system. Visitors joined a lively conversation with NMEA as they reviewed what’s available to their buyers—from water sensors to video surveillance and from preventing unauthorized usage to seeing how cold the fridge is. Here, visitors learned how you can retrofit or manufacture a vessel to take these boater demands for remote monitoring into consideration.