CSTI and CMMI sign MoU for bilateral collaboration on common initiatives
Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) and
Cyprus Sustainable Tourism
Initiative (CSTI) sign MoU for
bilateral collaboration on common initiatives
The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) and the Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) announced on the 15th of September, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will facilitate both organisations to cooperate on common initiatives, mainly, with respect to coastal tourism and maritime transport, towards blue sustainable growth! The MoU was signed at the CMMI House by the Chairman of CSTI, Mr. Philippos Drousiotis and the Chief Executive Officer of CMMI, Mr. Zacharias Siokouros.
The signed MoU promotes the development and exchange of ideas, know-how and best practices in the marine and maritime science and technology areas and sustainability practices which include among others, big data, robotics, the human element, cultural heritage, digitalization and decarbonization in shipping. Furthermore, it enables both organizations to undertake joint activities and participate in joint research and innovation projects, in coastal tourism and maritime transport.
Mr. Philippos Drousiotis, CSTI’s Chairman, stated during the meeting that the post Covid era provides an opportunity to seek the right approach to tourism through sustainability. CSTI is looking forward to joining forces with CMMI to address the challenges of coastal tourism in Cyprus and in the Mediterranean in general. The MOU will create synergies between the two organisations and their partners and networks in moving forward toward a sustainable future.
While Mr. Zacharias Siokouros, CMMI’s CEO, stated that it is of the utmost importance to expand our network to ensure that all domains of marine and maritime sectors are being addressed. A very important sector in this regard is coastal tourism. The CEO hence expressed his contentment for the signing of the MOU and highlighted the fact that both organizations can cooperate in research and innovation proposals with respect to coastal tourism and maritime transport, towards blue sustainable growth.
CMMI – Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute
CMMI was established as a “Center of Excellence” in Marine and Maritime Research, Innovation and Technology Development and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and matching funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus. www.cmmi.blue
Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI)
CSTI is an independent nonprofit organization established in 2006. The goal of CSTI is to promote the development of a sustainable approach to tourism in Cyprus through the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment, the sensible use of natural resources and the improvement of the social and economic conditions of marginalized rural communities of Cyprus. www.csti-cyprus.org