- NMEA 2000
NMEA 2000 is a marine networking standard designed and managed by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). The NMEA is an association of marine electronics manufacturers, dealers, and technicians.
The NMEA 2000 standard defines a low-cost, modest capacity, bi-directional, multi-transmitter, multi-receiver instrument network. The hardware layer is based on CAN (Controller Area Network). Typical data on an NMEA 2000 network include position latitude and longitude, GPS status, steering commands to autopilots, waypoint lists, wind sensor data, engine sensor data, depth sounder sensor data, and battery status data.