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Agenda Set for Annual Fall Event

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

How Green Energy and Technology can Improve Maritime Operations and Educate the Future Workforce

September 13-15, 2021

Monday September 13 09:00 am ET

Welcome: Jayson Toth, SOCP President

Keynote: Lucinda Lessley, Acting Maritime Administrator, MARAD


Morning Panel | Monday September 13 10:00 to 11:30 am ET

Topic: Workforce Development – Education and Technology Transformation for

Mariner Training and Abilities

Moderator: Dr. Shashi Kumar- MARAD

Panelist: Mike Burns, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Panelist: Captain John Stauffer, Vice Chancellor, San Jacinto College

Panelist: Captain Aaron Singh, NY Harbor School

Panelist: Dave Abrams, Training Resource Maritime Institute


Afternoon Panel | Monday September 13 2:30 to 4:00 pm ET

Topic: Diversity, Social Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in the Maritime


Moderator: Helen Brohl, U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System

Panelist: Jeremy Hope, Masters, Mates & Pilots

Panelist: Erica D'Eramo, Women Offshore

Panelist: Captain Robert Cook, Organization of Black Maritime Graduates

Panelist: Elizabeth Lee, University of Washington School of Law 1L


Morning Panel | Tuesday September 14 10:00 to 11:30 am ET

Topic: Emerging Technology

Moderator: John Jorgensen, ABS

Panelist: Dr. Gareth Burton, ABS

Panelist: Captain David Moskoff, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Panelist: Captain Michael Campbell, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Training Ship


Panelist: Ziven Drake, NASCTF


Afternoon Panel | Tuesday September 14 2:30 to 4:00 pm ET

Topic: Green Energy – Alternative Fuels, Carbon Reduction, and Recycling

Moderator: Jan Hagen Andersen, DNV

Panelist: Daniel Yuska, MARAD

Panelist: Jeff Andreini, Crowley

Panelist: Lee Kindberg, Maersk

Panelist: Eleanor Kirtley, Green Marine


Wednesday September 15 10:00 to 12:00 pm ET

SOCP Business Meeting

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