The theme for the Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) April meeting is “Supported Project Topics and Working Groups Issues. SOCP invites maritime industry representatives to attend and participate in our April 2011 meeting to be held at STAR Center, Dania Beach, Flla. The discussions in this meeting will focus on SOCP supported projects and products currently under development for the benefit of the entire industry. This will include SOCP multimedia training products (DVD/CBT) on Electrical Safety Training, Line Handling Safety, Safety Culture, CEM’s Ocean Training and recently completed Exhaust Gas Scrubber Study. Also included are presentations and panel discussions on a broad range of vexing issues faced by the industry in areas of regulatory changes, maritime safety, environment and training. Register to attend this event at www.socp.us under Upcoming Events and by clicking on the link Registration for SOCP April 2011 Meeting, as it becomes available on the website. Event sponsorship and/or exhibit opportunities are also available. Please contact Kumar Samanta via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (301) 440 -1936 for details.