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)

Annual Biosecurity Review & Release of the 2019-2020 Biosecurity Handbook

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands today releases the 2019-2020 Biosecurity Handbook. Ensuring South Georgia’s biodiversity is protected from invasive species is every visitor’s responsibility, from Government employee to tourist and remains a strategic priority for GSGSSI. We remain constantly alert to new biosecurity threats and ensure our policies remain up to date and reflect best practice standards. In order to achieve this, each year we undertake a review of biosecurity within the Territory.
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South Georgia Newsletter

The June - July Newsletter can now be read: Happy Midwinter From South Georgia!; Environmental Impact Assessment; GSGSSI Releases Visitor Documentation; Marine Biologist; Discovery of Rare Lava Lake and more
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New Permit Holder Briefing & Assessment

GSGSSI is pleased to update stakeholders on a new Permit Holder Briefing & Assessment. The new briefing applies to all Visit Permit Holders and, after successful completion, grants dispensation to make first landing outside of Grytviken (replacing the traditional briefings which took place at King Edward Point every 3 years).
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South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a UK Overseas Territory situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands.
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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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Webcams

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