South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.  Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island wildlife sanctuary, once visited, is not easily forgotten. Its snow covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays are breathtaking sights.

It is a real “oasis” in the stormy southern oceans and is home to amazing wildlife like penguins, albatrosses, seals, whales and petrels.

LATEST NEWS      (News Archive)

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SGSSI Financial Statements and Audit Report

The SGSSI Financial Statements and Audit Report, for the year ending 31st December 2016, have now been published.
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South Georgia Newsletter

The Aug – Sept Newsletter can now be viewed - 'New Commissioner Sworn In'; 'Annual Stakeholder Meeting; Marine Protected Area 5-year Review'; 'Consultation on the Licensing and Management of the Toothfish Fishery' and more.
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Marine Protected Area 5-year Review – Update

The Government recently commenced the first 5-year review of its marine protected area (MPA). Written submissions have been invited from stakeholders to inform the review process and these will published on the Government’s website, together with future updates.
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About

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a UK Overseas Territory situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands.
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Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed

Fisheries

Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed.
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SGSSI Strategy

SGSSI Strategy outlining key objectives and responsibilities.
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Visitors

Find out how to set foot upon the shores of one of the most beautiful islands on the planet.
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Marine Protected Area

GSGSSI has created one of the world’s largest, sustainably managed Marine Protected Area that encompasses the entire SGSSI.
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GIS

The South Georgia Geographic Information System enables access to spatially explicit information about the environmental landscape.
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Consultations

View current GSGSSI consultations plus an archive of previous consultations with outcomes.
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Webcam

Webcam situated at King Edward Point. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes.
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