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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The South Georgia GIS – 10 Years On

GSGSSI recently commissioned GIS developers at the British Antarctic Survey to upgrade the Government’s GIS portal. Some of the new data was compiled for the recently updated map of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, published by BAS, which the Government marked with the launch of a ‘Mapping of South Georgia’ stamp issue. Among other things, the new data highlights the pace at which climate change is affecting South Georgia’s glaciers.
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South Georgia Newsletter

The February – March Newsletter can now be viewed - 'Commissioner’s 12-Day Visit To South Georgia', 'SGSSI Annual Report', 'Rodent Detector Dog Survey', 'Latest South Georgia Stamp Issues', 'Higher Predator Monitoring At King Edward Point' and more.
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Latest South Georgia Stamp Issue – Fur Seals

Read about the latest release of South Georgia stamps features Antarctic fur seals both on land and in the water at different stages though their lifespan.
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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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