SOCP 2020 Virtual Fall Event - Panel 3 National Strategic Direction and Investment
Improving and Sustaining the U.S. Merchant Marine


Panel 3 - National Strategic Direction and Investment:                      Oct 7, 10:00-11:30 ET


Please join us in celebrating 100 years of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (46 U.S.C. § 55102) with four robust panels discussing how to improve and sustain the U.S. Merchant Marine.
Moderators and panelists include maritime industry leaders from business, government, education, and workforce, representing deep-draft shipping, the Gulf, passenger vessels, lake carriers, fisheries, and more. We will also be hearing from experts in their fields to help care for our mariners, especially in the current COVID-19 environment.    

National Strategic Direction and Investment is the third panel during the SOCP Virtual Fall Event that will encapsulate previous panel insight to discuss a practical and balanced way forward.




John Jorgensen, Chief Scientist for Cybersecurity and Software, ABS and SOCP Interim Vice President and Secretary       


Ben Christian, Vice President for Marine Operations, TOTE Services                  

 Panelist: Darren Wright, National Marine Program Leader, NOAA NWS

John O’Keeffe, Head of Marine Affairs North America, Ørsted


Douglas McDonald, Director of the Office of Policy and Plans, MARAD



Register by Sunday, October 4, 2020 by clicking HERE.



The 2020 Virtual Fall Event is no-fee and open to SOCP Members, Friends, and the Maritime Community. 


The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) is a 501(c)6 nonprofit and nonpartisan member-driven organization of industry leaders to promote and improve the maritime industry through collaboration, facilitation, recommendation, and innovation.  We are not a lobbying organization.  Our members are the primary maritime stakeholders that include owning and operating companies, labor, training and educational professionals, mariners, regulatory, government and non-government organizations. 



Event Information
Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 at 10:00am - 11:30am [ iCal ]

United States
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