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Enhancing social well being and economic prosperity by reinforcing the eFFECTIVEness of protection and restoration management in Mediterranean MPAs

In a groundbreaking showcase of marine innovation, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) participated in the 15th Annual Breaking the Surface Workshop presenting the EFFECTIVE project to a diverse audience of experts, scientists, and industry leaders. 

Breaking the Surface Workshop: A Confluence of Marine and Maritime Excellence 

Breaking the Surface, an internationally acclaimed workshop since 2009, has been a melting pot for knowledge exchange in various maritime fields, including robotics, biology, archaeology, security, and geology. The latest edition, held from 24/09 to 01/10 2023, provided a unique platform for attendees to delve into the latest scientific research, technological achievements, and hands-on experiences with state-of-the-art underwater systems. 

Dr. Manos Moraitis, the representative from CMMI, captivated the audience with an introduction to the EFFECTIVE project. CMMI is involved in the leadership of the tasks related to restoration solutions and monitoring methods. The project aims to revolutionize coral conservation by implementing innovative restoration techniques, such as artificial nurseries, within or adjacent to the Cape Greco Marine Protected Area in Cyprus. 

The Path Forward: CMMI’s Vision for Marine and Maritime Advancements 

As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of marine and maritime challenges, CMMI remains dedicated to pioneering solutions that go beyond the surface. The EFFECTIVE project serves as a testament to their commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and conservation, ensuring a harmonious coexistence between human activity and marine ecosystems. 

CMMI’s participation in Breaking the Surface Workshop marks a significant milestone in the journey toward marine and maritime excellence. As the EFFECTIVE project gains momentum, CMMI stands as a beacon of innovation and conservation, steering the maritime industry and the scientific community toward a sustainable and vibrant future. 

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