CMMI MoU Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI)

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 joint initiatives, mainly concerning 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, digitalisation and decarbonisation in shipping. Furthermore, it enables both organisations to undertake joint activities and participate in collaborative research and innovation projects in coastal tourism and maritime transport.

During the meeting, Mr Philippos Drousiotis, CSTI’s Chairman, stated 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 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 signing the MOU and highlighted that both organisations can cooperate in research and innovation proposals with respect to coastal tourism and maritime transport towards blue sustainable growth.

Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI)

CSTI is an independent nonprofit organisation 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 marginalised rural communities of Cyprus.

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