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)

MPA Advisory Group Considers Further Evidence and Advice to Government

The latest stage of the Government’s first 5-year review of its sustainable use Marine Protected Area took place this week with the second and final meeting of its Advisory Group.  The Advisory Group has been considering the development of scientific understanding of the South Georgia Maritime Zone since 2013, and the effectiveness of existing monitoring and management measures.
Read More

New Visit Permit Application Forms and Accompanying Document

Ahead of the 2018/19 visitor season the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to publish the new visit permit application forms and accompanying guidance document ‘Visiting South Georgia 2018/19’. The guidance document has a new look and is designed to be easier to navigate with a table of contents, coloured page tabs and clickable links to key documents.
Read More

Heritage Survey Works At Grytviken

King Edward Point and Grytviken have recently had visits from two teams of heritage surveyors, Purcell’s and Geometria. The visiting teams have been undertaking work for the Grytviken Conservation Management Plan (CMP). This project has been commissioned by GSGSSI in line with the Government’s objectives set out in its 5-year Strategy 2016-2020, and follows the publication of its Heritage Framework and Strategy in December 2017.
Read More
Loading...

TWITTER FEED

SOUTH GEORGIA & THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS ESSENTIALS

About

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

Fisheries

Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed.
More

SGSSI Strategy

SGSSI Strategy outlining key objectives and responsibilities.
More

Visitors

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

Marine Protected Area

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

GIS

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

Consultations

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

Webcams

Two webcams situated at King Edward Point and Larsen House. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes.
More