Newsletter Archive

Oct 2016 – Nov 2016

Construction begins on UK’s New Polar Vessel; Stamp Issue – Zavodovski Island; SGSSI Annual Stakeholder Meeting – Update; Adler & Allan Ltd Appointed to Carry Out Survey; Guidance to Help Tourism Operators Plan Medical; Provision; Legislation News; New Government Officer Appointment; A Sisyphean Odyssey; SGSSI in the News; Latest Videos and Photos; Diary Dates

Aug 2016 – Sept 2016

SGSSI Annual Stakeholder Meeting; Indigena Biosecurity Appointed to Deliver Non-Native Plant Management Project; South Georgia Heritage Policy Update; Legislative Review – Administration of Justice and Income Tax; GSGSSI Financial Statements; Stamp Issue – SGSSI Sports; Chief Executive’s Norway Visit; SGSSI in the News; Latest Videos and Photos; Diary Dates

June 2016 – July 2016

Annual Biosecurity Review; South Sandwich Islands Navigation Warning; South Georgia Icefish Fishery Re-certified by the Marine Stewardship Council; Consultation on the Medical Review; GSGSSI Invitations To Tender; Government Officer Recruitment; Obituary: Ann Prior; Bird Island Blog: Typical Week at Bird Island Station; Exhibitions at Stanley’s Historic Dockyard Museum; Latest Videos; SGSSI in the News;

April 2016 – May 2016

Her Majesty the Queen – 90th Birthday; Centenary of The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition; GSGSSI Consultation on the Legislative Review; SGSSI Fishery – Notice of Action Taken; IAATO’s 25th Anniversary Stamps and Update; Professor Tony Martin Named Conservationist of the Year; The Voyage of the James Caird – A Graphic Account; South Georgia Mini Documentary; Diary Dates; SGSSI in the News

Feb 2016 – March 2016

National Biodiversity Action Plan; Non-Native Plant Management Strategy for South Georgia; Regulated Activity Permit; Private Yacht Issued With Formal Warning; GSGSSI Consultation On The Legislative Review; Draft Policy on the Release and Movement of Artefacts; SGSSI Coin Series; Highlights Ocean Zones; GSGSSI Major Incident Exercise; Royal Television Society Award for Interactive Visitor Kiosks; Bird Island Blogs; SGSSI in the News; Diary Dates; Latest South Georgia Videos

Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Official Visit; Grytviken ‘Enduring Eye’ Exhibition; Whaling Station Multimedia Interactive Kiosk; National Biodiversity Action Plan (NBAP); Convention on Biological Diversity SGSSI Stamp Set; Henry Worsley; Pipit Nest Found!; GSGSSI Policies; Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Centenary; SGSSI in the News

November 2015

New Five-Year Strategy; Cruise Ship Troubles Cut Season Down to Size; NZAHT Young Expeditioners’ Trip – A Never-to-Forget Experience; Reclaiming South Georgia – New Book; The Pursuit of Endurance – New Book; Bergs Make Waves; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for your Diary; One More Photo

October 2015

James Jansen’s First Visit as GSGSSI CEO; The Future of Science in South Georgia; NZAHT Young Explorers’ Shackleton Traverse; Getting to the Icy Core of Science; Ghoulish Penguins; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for your Diary

September 2015

New Look Website; GSGSSI Meet the Stakeholdersl New Coin Release – HM Queen Elizabeth II: Longest Reigning Monarch; The Enduring Eye: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley; Quest Cabin Arrives in Ireland; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for your Diary; One More Photo

August 2015

GSGSSI 2015; SGHT Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Studying Killer and Sperm Whales around South Georgia; Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch – New Stamp Release; Sharing Best Practice at a Regional Biosecurity Workshop; ACAP‘s Achievements in the First Ten Years; Nosey Furries; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for your Diary; One More Photo

July 2015

Another Record Tourist Season Expected; Sustaining Partnerships With Other UK Overseas Territories; Martin Collins’ Departure; Just How Shaky Are The South Sandwich Islands?; Waves Explored With Balloons; Photographer Jamie Grant – Artist in Residence; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary; One Last Photo

May 2015

South Georgia Up, Antarctica Down; Albatross Photo-Survey Counts Complete; Simon Hunter Down – Obituary; Fatal First Flight; El Nino Causing Problems Now And For Shackleton A Century Ago; Fledgling White-Chins Flying Into Trouble?; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary; One Last Photo

April 2015

Baiting Finished On World’s Largest Rodent Eradication; Convention on Biological Diversity Extended to SGSSI; Commonwealth Flag Ceremony; SGSSI Financial Statements for 2013; Fishing and Shipping News; Abandoned And Rusting But Spectacular!

March 2015

Relief as Baiting Finished on World’s Largest Rodent Eradication; Convention on Biological Diversity Extended to SGSSI; Commonwealth Flag Ceremony; SGSSI Financial Statements for 2013; Fishing and Shipping News; Abandoned And Rusting But Spectacular!; Cutting Down Killer Whale Toothfish Snacking; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary; One More Photo

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February 2015

Director of Fisheries – New Government Position; Final Phase of Massive Rat Eradication Project Underway; Fishing and Shipping News; Many Hands Make Light Work – HMS Protector at South Georgia; Heritage Experts Visit South Georgia; British Antarctic Monument Trust Visit; Albatross: New Stamp Release; Goodbye to Leith Harbour Doctor; Thirteen – Lucky for the SG Island Circumnavigation Paddlers; Old Birds as Good as Young at Foraging; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for your Diary;

 

January 2015

Clean Sweep?; Unexpected Overnight Visitors; Ships, Scientists and Explorers: New Definitive Stamp Issue; Final Phase Of Rat Eradication Gets Underway; Sally Poncet And Patrick Lurcock Awarded Polar Medals; Fishing and Shipping News; New Place Names on Barff; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

December 2014

Shape of Things to Come; Yacht Sinks Off King George Island; Darwin Award for SG Habitat Restoration Project: Final Phase; Dragon Flies to Spot Reindeer; Shipping News; Aberrant King Penguin; Where Did That Come From?; Antarctic Wilderness. (Book Review); Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer. (Book Review); Tagged Whale Heading Our Way; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets;

 

November 2014

Commissioner’s First Visit; Dias and a WW1 Ceremony; Builders Refurbish Heritage Buildings; Bernard Stonehouse; Prince William Backs the ‘Footsteps of Legends 100’; Shackleton Legacy Conference; Fishing and Shipping News; Endurance Relatives on Centenary Voyage; Shackleton: A life in Poetry; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary;

 

October 2014

GSGSSI Enters a Brave New World… of Twitter; Heroes of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic – New Stamp Release; Fishing and Shipping News; Rodent Incursion Response At King Edward Point; Dick Laws Obituary; Grytviken On Google Streetview; New Book: Viola – The Life and Times of a Hull Steam Trawler; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets;

 

September 2014

Top Marks For SG Patagonian Toothfish Fishery Certification; Significant Progress Made In 2014; Gough Island Top Priority For Future Eradications; Fishing and Shipping News; History Of Reindeer – New Stamp Release; Tri, Tri and Tri Again; Shackleton: Recreating The World’s Greatest Journey Of Survival; New Books; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia; Snippets; Dates for your Diary

 

August 2014

Plymouth Shackleton 100; Fishing And Shipping News; A Whale Biologist’s Perspective Of A Whaling Station; Wandering Albatross Still Dying From Fishing Rubbish; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

July 2014

Cruise Ship Visits To Increase; BAS Fur Seal Conclusions Challenged; Overview Of Tourism Last Summer; Last Man Off; The Sudar Havid Disaster; Fishing And Shipping News; Shackleton’s Boat Replica In Cambridge; A Serious Matter Of Peas; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

June 2014

SG Toothfish Fishery One Of The Best Managed In The World; Bird Island Pioneer Scientist Lance Tickell; Royal Christening: New Stamp Release; Fishing And Shipping News; ‘Busy And Diverse Season’ GSGSSI Tell Tourist Operators; Glacial History Of South Georgia; Rare Porpoise On New Coin; Bird Island Diary – Midwinter Edition; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

May 2014

New Commissioner Addresses SGA; HMS Portland On Patrol; Reindeer Eradication Project Phase 2 Report; Fishing And Shipping News; Earwig Found In KEP Residential Building; Charles Swithinbank; Baby King Penguins, Where Do They Go?; Ten Year Study Of Bird Island Macaroni Penguins; Tourism Used To Support Science; In The Shadow of Shackleton’s Cross: A Book Review; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary;

 

April 2014

Three Commissioners In Short Succession; GSGSSI Chief Executive Officer Collects His OBE; New Species Discovered In South Sandwich Islands By Fluke; Fishing And Shipping News; Three New GSGSSI Coins; SSI Seismic Activity Seen From Space; New BAS Research And Logistics Ship; Auction Of South Georgia War Medals; Macquarie Island Declared Pest Free; DNA Used To Identify South Georgia’s Hunted Whales; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

March 2014

The Mountain That Jumped; Fishing and Shipping News; ‘Extreme Ice Survey’ Expands Into South Georgia; Monitoring Begins In Rodent Eradication Phase Two Area; ‘Mrs Thatcher’s Gamble’ A Book Review; Tallship Used For Microplastic Survey; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

February 2014

Main Phase Of Landmark Reindeer Eradication Project Over; Commissioner Nigel Haywood Leaves; Fishing And Shipping News; Shackleton’s Epic, The World’s Greatest Survival Journey; The Unseen Battle Of the Springtails; Old Graves, New Crosses For Ocean Harbour; The Maritime History Of South Georgia; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

January 2014

Discovery House Reopened; Reindeer Project – Phase 2 Underway; Wandering Albatross Numbers Encouraging; Overseas Territories Sustainability Report, Committee Disappointed; Fishing and Shipping News; Royal Navy Charting and Diving Off the South Sandwich Islands; Pastoral Visit; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary; South Georgia Half Marathon

 

December 2013

Grytviken Whalers’ Church Centenary; Honours And Awards; Pipits Seen In Recently Rat Cleared Areas; Fishing And Shipping News; Habitat Restoration: New Stamp Issue; Whaler’s Return; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary;

 

November 2013

New Two-Year Fishing Licences; South Georgia Magistrate Sworn In At Government House; Much Achieved In South Georgia In 2013; Acceptable Level Of Non-Target Mortality; Fishing and Shipping News; HMS Protector On Patrol; Grey-headed Albatross Added To The Endangered Species List; Animator In SG; Lucky Chick; First Sight – Will Life For Vagrant Ducks Be Rosy?; Anthony Smith – Artist in Residence At The SG Museum; Adventure Comes From Uncertainty On The Shackleton Traverse; Church Centenary – Christmas Memories; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

October 2013

GSGSSI Public Accounts Published; SGHT Cautiously Optimistic Phase One Area Now Rat Free; GSGSSI Staff Join The UK Delegation To CCAMLR; Commendation For KEP Boating Officer; Laser Survey Of Leith; Builders’ Busy Season Ahead; Fishing And Shipping News; Visit Of Two Military Vessels; Mini Quad Helicopter Monitors Animal Colonies; New Book: De Flytende Kokeriene; A Day On Bird Island; South Georgia Snippets

 

September 2013

Fishing Vessel Safety; GSGSSI Annual Report Published; Fishing And Shipping News; HMS Richmond On Patrol; Update Marine Protected Areas Management Plan; Fly Through A Whaling Station; Science Floating About On An Ice Floe; Sculptor In Residence; A Cold Start To True Love; What Language Do Desert Penguins Speak?; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

August 2013

Sir Sandy Woodward; South Georgia Krill To Be Hit Hardest By Global Warming; Shallow Marine – New Stamp Release; Fishing and Shipping News; We’re Tantalisingly Close….; … How Are The Others Doing?; Endurance In Good Condition Down There?; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets;

 

July 2013

Significant Increase In Tourism Possible For The 2012/13 Season; Reindeer Eradication – Phase 1 Review; Fishing And Shipping News; Coronation- New Stamp Release; The World Looks On; New Coin Releases; Ancient Scotia Sea Volcanoes; Change Theories On Glaciation; Commercially Sponsored PhD To Understand Toothfish; Washed Up Half A World Away; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

June 2013

Government Appointments; Naval Vessels Visit; Fishing And Shipping News; World Leaders Send Midwinter Greetings; Sir Rex Hunt – New Stamp Releases; The Jumper; Maritime History Booklet; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Midwinter Marked With Madness And Massive Menus

 

May 2013

Baited Breath; Tsunami Risk Evacuation; Argentine Research Survey; Star Trails – New Stamp release; Fishing and Shipping News; Cry Argentina: Review; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

April 2013

Margaret Thatcher – Her South Georgia Legacy; IAATO;Fishing And Shipping News; Ratisfaction; Alec Trendall; Seventy-Five Alien Weeds Recorded On South Georgia; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for Your Diary

 

March 2013

HMS Protector’s First Visit; Fishing and Shipping News; Nybrakke Refurbishment; Unusually Windy Weather Hampers Rat Eradication Progress; Centenary Shackleton Scholarship On Offer; New Book – Cry Argentina; Successful Old Bird; Museum’s Bumper Year; Late Wish – Return of the Stone; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

February 2013

Epic Expedition Repeats Shackleton’s Amazing Feat; End Of The Reindeer Project; Rat Eradication Underway Again; Discovery House; Tourist Death Inquest Verdict; Is South Georgia A Microcontinent?; Fishing and Shipping News; Mike Stammers; George Spenceley; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

January 2013

Further Protection In Marine Protected Areas; Reindeer Eradication; Commissioner’s Visit; Fishing And Shipping News; Director Of Fisheries Decision Upheld By Court; Rodent Eradication Getting Underway Again; Hazard Forecasting; Rich Life Even In Glaciers; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For You Diary

 

December 2012

Next Commissioner Announced; Invasion Of South Georgia – Thatcher’s Worst Moment; Shipping News; Worsley’s Almanac Returns To The Island; Far-flung Jurisdiction Visit; Mountains – New Stamp Issue; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

November 2012

Sir Rex Hunt; Sustained High Winds Cause Visitors Trouble; Fishing And Shipping News; Marine Protected Areas – New Stamp Issue; Troubled Water – New Book; Archaeological Architect-First Look At Whaling Stations; The First Christmas Tree On South Georgia Island; Shackleton’s Cross; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

October 2012

SGSSI Flag Flies In Parliament Square; GSGSSI Staff Attend CCAMLR Meetings In Hobart; Fishing And Shipping News; Vast Icebergs Around South Georgia; Detailed Study Of the Island’s Rodents; Icecore Team Searches For Perfect Site; Historic Letter Highlights Fur Seal Recovery; The Penguin King – Film Narrated By David Attenborough; Shackleton Scholarship Fund – New Website; This Pilot Is A Verminator; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

September 2012

Who Visits, How Many?; Marine Protected Area; More Protection Coming; Krill and Marathons – GSGSSI Visit To Norway; Fishing And Shipping News; Preparing For The Aerial Assault; Bird Island Gets Lots Of New Place Names; The Ice Project – Search For Endurance And Feature Film; Wild Trip Of A Lifetime; End Of The Mooring Line For HMS Plymouth?; Bird Island Diary – Gentoo Breaks The Egg Record; Alps To Antarctica; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for Your Diary

 

August 2012

Important Bird Area Designation For South Georgia; Three Caught In Avalanche; Confiscated Fish Funds Fight Against Illegal Fishing; Giant Berg; South Georgia Heritage Trust Newsletters; Retreat Of South Georgia’s Glaciers; A Field Guide To The Wildlife Of South Georgia; Fishing And Shipping News; Blue Whales – New Stamp Issue; Ducking Off Course; Macquarie’s Dogs Hunt Rabbits Not Penguins; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates for Your Diary

 

July 2012

Plotting Success; Hidden History – Operation Journeyman 1977; Last Chance For “HMS Plymouth”; Fishing and Shipping News; Black-browed Albatross Success Not Reflected In South Georgia; Beware Avalanche; All Ale And Hearty; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets;

 

June 2012

Potential BAS Merger With National Oceanography Centre; White Paper; The Overseas Territories; Shaking It Up; Fishing And Shipping News; Profile Of An Aerial Rat Exterminator; Shackleton Expedition Support Ship Announced; Is Bird Island Really Like That? Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Midwinter Celebrations

 

May 2012

Reindeer Eradication Report; IAATO 2012 Meeting – GSGSSI Address To Operators; Fishing And Shipping News; The Diamond Jubilee – New Stamp Issue; New Environment Officer Visits The Island; Scarily Big Numbers To Fight Rats; Fearnley-Whittingstall Applauds GSGSSI Marine Protection Efforts; Discovery Investigation Website; Down South by Chris Parry – Book Review; Bird Island Diary; The Cobbler’s Nephew: And His Viking Ancestors – New Book; On The Hunting Grounds – New Whaling Photographs Website; South Georgia Snippets

 

April 2012

Cruise Ship Stranded At Grytviken For Weeks; Thirty Years On; Fishing And Shipping News; Wanderers’ Breeding Dates Wandering; Shaken Up; Filmmaker’s War Experiences Amidst The Penguins; Mouse Trap; Life As A Scientific Observer Aboard A Toothfish Longliner; Fieldworkers Sunny Wedding Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

March 2012

Director For The South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute; “HMS Clyde”, VIP And Busy EOD; Fishing And Shipping News; New Breeding Bird; WWF Seabirds: A New Stamp Issue; Down South – A Falkland War Diary; Flying to Victory; Memories of Commander Ian Stanley; Shackleton Epic; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

February 2012

Vast Marine Protected Area Declared; UK Government Gives £1/4 Million To Eradicate Rats; Fishing And Shipping News; TV Chef Filming Focuses On Krill; Invasive Plants Battle Continues; GSGSSI Maintenance Team Put A Gloss On It; Rat Monitoring On Greene Peninsula; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets; Dates For Your Diary

 

January 2012

Stromness Bay Fatality; GSGSSI Financial Statement 2010; Fishing And Shipping News; Last Call Of “SA Agulhas”; New Collaborators Fund To Develop Scientific Research; Shallow Marine Life, New Stamp Issue; Veterans Visit; 82 Veteran’s Reflections; Blue Water Medal For Thies And Kicki; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

December 2011

Visit Of The “HMS Montrose”; Rat Catching And Bird Surveys; Fishing And Shipping News; There’s An App For That; Shifting Climate States Of The Polar Regions; Bird Island Diary; George Brown – KEP Radio Officer; South Georgia Snippets

 

November 2011

Antarctic Legend Laid To Rest At Grytviken; Norwegian Pledge; The Successful Eradication Of Rats From Grass Island; Reindeer Advisory Group Report; Fishing and Shipping News; The Storied Ice – Book Review By Bob Burton; First Ascent Of Mt Nordenskjold: The Last Leviathan; Who’s Eating Who; New Stamp Issues – Frank Wild;l Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

October 2011

Argentine Invasion Commander Imprisoned;Commissioner Arrives Aboard “HMS Clyde”; Fishing And Shipping News Rat And Bird Survey; What’s Down There?; Glacial Retreat; Frozen Planet Coin Released; SGHT Goes Stateside; Homing Fur Seals; ‘British Shackleton Expedition’; South Georgia Snippets

 

September 2011

Consultation For Overseas Territories White Paper; Managing Industrial & Cultural Heritage: SG In Context; Fishing And Shipping News; Tourism: Last Season And The Season Ahead; Frozen Planet – New Stamp Issue; Latest News Of The Habitat Restoration Programme; The Quest For Frank Wild – Book Review; The South Georgia Association Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary; Bird Island Diary; Antarctic Journeys: The Dry Valleys And South Georgia; South Georgia Snippets

 

August 2011

2014 Marine Species And Counting; Fishing And Shipping News; South Georgia Petrels – New Stamp Issue; Wild Expedition; Visit From “HMS Edinburgh” And “RFA Black Rover”; The Pipit: Life On The Edge; ‘Artists For Albatrosses: 5 Weeks On South Georgia’; One Hundred Year Old Dinner; Bird Island Diary; KEP Win The 48hr Antarctic Film Festival; South Georgia Snippets

 

July 2011

Frank Wild’s Ashes To Be Buried At Grytviken; New Volcanoes Discovered; Fishing And Shipping News; Royal Wedding Stamp Issue Released; Report Concludes The Whaling Stations Are Dangerous; Macquarie Island – Remaining Rabbits Will Be Hunted; Chart Success; The Quest For Frank Wild – New Book; St Andrews Hut Art Project; South Georgia Snippets; The Craft Of The Midwinter Presents

 

June 2011

SG Sets Good Example To Damaging Longline Fisheries; Royal Wedding Stamp Issue Announced; Resounding Support From SG Visitors For The HR Project; Race To The Pole Coin Released; Fishing and Shipping News; South Georgia Heritage Trust Seeks A South Georgia Director; Baiting Complete At Macquarie Island; Trawling Through History; South Georgia Snippets; Midwinters Celebrations

 

May 2011

Wildlife And Protected Areas Ordinance Signed; South Georgia Beats Galapagos For Biodiversity; Two New Royal Themed Coins; Invasive Species Monitoring Of South Georgia; GSGSSI Addresses Tour Operators; SGHT Celebrates Rat Eradication Successes; Macquarie Island Pest Eradication – Trying Again; Fishing And Shipping News; KEP’s Joint Premiere Of Captain Scott Film; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

April 2011

End Of Successful Rat Eradication Phase 1; “Endurance” Replacement Announced; Fishing And Shipping News; Navy Visits By “HMS York” And “HMS Clyde”; EOD Clear Up; Peat v Ocean Cores For Climate History – Can’t Both Be Right; Putting South Georgia on the Map By Alec Trendall – Review; In Command With The Royal Navy; Bubbles For Breeding Birds; Bird Island Diary Images Portray Island’s Grandeur; South Georgia Snippets

 

March 2011

UK Government Increases Funding To South Georgia;Phase 1 Of SGHT Habitat Restoration Programme Completed; Habitat Restoration Project’s Busy Month; Postal Services Ordinance Consultation; Fishing and Shipping News; Continuous Plankton Recorder Comes Home; Fur Seal Teeth Recovered From Yacht Passenger; Sir Alister Hardy – New Stamp Issue; New Book On The South Georgia Surveys; Magnetic Observatory Up And Running; Peat Sampling; South Georgia Snippets

 

February 2011

Habitat Restoration Takes Off; Reindeer To Go Too; Cruise Ship Passenger Infringement; Rare Visit To The South Sandwich Islands; South Georgia Groundfish Survey 2011 Fishing And Shipping News; Pets: New Stamp Issue; Eggcellent News; Run For It; South Georgia Snippets

 

January 2011

SG Station To Monitor World Magnetic Reversal?; Fishing And Shipping News; Navy Matters; Worlds Biggest Rodent Eradication Starts Soon Mountaineering In Antarctica; As The Seal Swims; Far Horizons: From Hull To The Ends Of The Earth; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

December 2010

Two Five-Year Strategies For South Georgia; Fishing And Shipping News; Optimism Over Latest Wanderer Numbers; New Stamp Issue: South Georgia Flora; Habitat Restoration Project Starting Soon; Mountaineering In Antarctica; Bird Island Diary; South Georgia Snippets

 

November 2010

Introduction From The New Commissioner; Fishing And Shipping News; Visit Of Asbestos And Heritage Experts; Ground-Breaking Diving Expedition; Obituary: John Heaney Of The South Georgia Surveys; Obituary: Dennis John Scott-Masson; The Future Of The Reindeer; Visiting The Singing Weddell Seals; Round The Island In Twenty Days; Renowned Mountaineer Returns To Try Again; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; Running Man

 

October 2010

New Commissioner Takes Up Post; Icefish Fishery Certified; Fishing and Shipping News; Choppers To Tackle Rats; Lessons Learnt At Macquarie; Penguins Stamps A Big Hit; Phenomenally Fast “HMS Clyde”; Overseas Territories Environmental Programme Fund Launched; The Fight Against The Tiny Invasion Tackling Bittercress; Museum: Parkas and Penguins; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

September 2010

Commissioner Huckle’s Parting Words; Prohibited Areas; Fishing And Shipping News; The Art Of Discovery; Malcolm Burley And The Combined Services Expedition To SG; Familiarity In A Foreign Landscape; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

August 2010

Tour Ship Visits And Passenger Numbers To Fall Again; New Post: GSGSSI Marine & Fisheries Officer; Fishing And Shipping News; Air-Sea Rescue For Sick Seaman; Rediscovering The Discovery; Malcolm Burley; Space Images Of Glacial Recession; Marking C A Larsen’s 150th Birthday; Start Of The Invasion?; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

July 2010

Management Options For South Georgia Reindeer – Consultation; Actively Attracting Science To KEP; SG A Priority Area For Marine Protected Areas, Survey Work Starts; Fishing And Shipping News; Bathymetric Survey Around The South Sandwich Islands Completed; Visit Of HMS Portland; Bird Island Webcam; Outgoing Commissioner’s Gift; Bird Island News; Scrimshaw Artwork For Sale; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

June 2010

Habitat Restoration Project Given The Go Ahead; Habitat Restoration Project Under Way; Consultation On The Future Use And Carriage Of Heavy Fuel Oil; IAATO Address; ‘Wrecks & Hulks’ – New Stamp Release; Fishing And Shipping News; Shackleton Scholarships Announced; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; Solstice Celebrations; Race Antarctica

 

May 2010

Family Saved From Sinking Yacht; Wildlife and Protected Areas Bill Available For Comment; Fishing and Shipping News; “HMS Clyde” On Patrol; Floods, Dam Collapse And Landslips; London 2010 Festival Of Stamps; SG Publications Website Updated; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

April 2010

GSGSSI Financial Statements For 2008; Comment Invited On Plans For Rat Eradication; Field Visit For Eradicators; Fishing And Shipping News; Latest Stamp Issue: London 2010 Festival Of Stamps; Fee Increases; GSGSSI Official Visitors; Bespoke Biosecurity Facility Operational On South Georgia; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

March 2010

£380K In Science Grants; Fishing And Shipping News; Visit Of “HMS York” And “RFA Wave Ruler”; Colossal Squid And A Sperm Whale Feature On Latest Stamp Issue; Newsletters Available To Keep Up-To-Date On Habitat Restoration; Ghosts Of The Past; Get Intimate With Erik And Erika And Eriksson; Hayley’s Solo Paddle Attempt; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; The Football Match

 

Feb 2010

Habitat Restoration Plans; Disease Affects King Penguins; Fishing And Shipping News; New Geomagnetic Observatory At KEP; Discovering New Plants At Grytviken; Setbacks Don’t Stop Solo Paddle Attempt; New Weather Station Equipment Confirms It Is A Rotten Summer; Record Breaking Half Marathon; Marathon Runners Perspective; Local Ch-Art Exhibition In The Whaling Station; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

Jan 2010

Commissioner’s Visit; Mice Found In New Location; Fishing And Shipping News; Brian Young, Commander Of The SG Liberation Ships; Jane Cameron; Major Earthquake In The South Sandwich Islands; In Search Of ‘Black Smokers’; Marine And Fisheries Scientist For GSGSSI; Disappointing Results For Wandering Albatross Survey; Important Artefact Set To Return To South Georgia; Artists For Albatrosses; Bird Island News; Punishment For Good Cause; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

Dec 2009

Explosive Finds; Famine And Feast; Stamp Of Success; The South Georgia Post Office Centenary; Fishing And Shipping News; Wanderer; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

Nov 2009

Ex-Commissioner Parker Dies; Fishing And Shipping News; GSGSSI Building Team Works On Various Projects; Mount Brooker, A Lasting Legacy To A Mountaineer; Explosive Military Visit; SGHT Fund Raising Event At The Royal Geographical Society; New Chairman For The South Georgia Association; Troubled Water; First Ascent Of Mt Ashley; A Couple Of Wedding Couples; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

Oct 2009

SG Experience Leads To Dame Ellen Retirement; Fishing And Shipping News; Visit Of HMS Clyde; Whaler Returns After 55 Years; Memories And Mountains; Killer Connection; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

Sept 2009

South Georgia Toothfish Fishery Recertified With Flying Colours; Next Commissioner Announced; Large-Scale Rat Eradication To Start In 2011; Fishing And Shipping News; Extraordinary Autobiography Given New Lease Of Life; Bird Island News; Dates For Your Diary; Artists Support South Georgia At The SGHT Fundraiser; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

August 2009

Expected Visitor Numbers Dip During The Recession ; Shackleton Definitive Stamp Set; Fishing And Shipping News; Centenary of Leith Whaling Station; Bird Island News; Nigel Marven To Talk At SGHT Fund-Raiser; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

July 2009

More Cruises, Less Passengers; Fake South Georgia “Coins”; Fishing And Shipping News; Kill To Cure; Dream Job Not Enough When Scotland Calls; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

June 2009

Fire, Rescue And Sinking; Fishing And Shipping News; GSGSSI Addresses The Tourist Industry; Commissioner’s Address To The South Georgia Association; New Online Database For The South Georgia Museum; Bird Island News; Midwinter Celebrations; View Of The Month

 

May 2009

Seabed Claim; CEO Harriet Hall On Her Time Working For GSGSSI; Interview With The New GSGSSI Senior Executive Officer; Fishing And Shipping News; South Atlantic Invasive Species Meeting; ‘Antarctic Magistrate: A Life Through The Lens Of A Camera’; New Stamp Issue: Fly Navy: Centenary Of Naval Aviation; SG Publications Website Updated; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

April 2009

Equipping Against Invasives; ‘Preserve The Polar Regions’ Stamp Issue; Fishing And Shipping News; Packing Up And Moving Out ; Princess Royal’s Cruise With The SGHT; ‘Too Few Too Far’, Book Review; A Life Through The Lens Of A Camera; Other Book News; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month.

 

March 2009

Royal Visit; Fishing And Shipping News; Topflight Wedding; “HMS Clyde” Visits Spectacular South Georgia; Whaling Station History Examined; Opening Of The Carr Maritime Gallery; Memorial To Frank Wild; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

February 2009

HRH The Princess Royal To Visit South Georgia; New Senior Executive Officer Announced; Fishing And Shipping News; Book Launch At New Zealand House; Buoys From The Deep; New Coin Commemorates The “Nimrod” Expedition; Last Call Of “Prinsendam”; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

January 2009

1982 War Veteran Visit; Work Starts On Biosecurity Building; Fishing And Shipping News; Buttercups And Beasties; Wedding By Candlelight; A Chronology Of Antarctic Exploration; Bird Island News; South Georgia Half-Marathon 2009; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

December 2008

Green Power At Grytviken; Bitter Disappointment; Gentoo Chick Mortality; Fishing And Shipping News; New Map For The Thatcher Peninsula; Royal Marine Shackleton Crossing Adventure; BSES Youngest Shackleton Crossing Group?; Fur Seals Suffer From Marine Pollution; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

November 2008

Busy Fortnight Planned For “HMS Endurance”; Tourism Survey; “HMS Iron Duke” Patrols; Shipping News; Centenary Of Letters Patent Stamp Issue; Remembering The Wars; South Georgia Museum Update; Irish ‘Beyond Endurance’ Adventures; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

October 2008

GIS Gives New Perspectives On South Georgia; Visitor Management Plans; Hydroelectric Works Under Way Again; Fishing And Shipping News; Keeping Track Of Elephant Seals; Penguin Coin Short-listed For ‘Coin of the Year’; “Quest” For A New Owner; South Georgia Veteran Mountaineers Lead Expedition; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View Of The Month

 

September 2008

Cruise Ship Visits Continue To Rise; Oiled Penguins; SGHT Discovery Event In Dundee; Princess Royal Visits The South Georgia Letters Patent Exhibition; Flag Lowered For Betty Biggs; Belinda Blew Her Top For Six Years; Fishing And Shipping News; Beaver Island Reindeer Thriving; Bird Island News; New SGHT Gifts Available; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

August 2008

Oiled Penguins Tragedy; Longliner Hits Iceberg; Fishing And Shipping News; Surprisingly Rich Sea Life; The Toughest Spider In The World; French Mountaineers Present Spectacular Images; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

July 2008

Large Earthquake In The South Sandwich Islands; Centenary Of Letters Patent Exhibition Opens In The UK; Centenary Of Letters Patent Reception Held In The Falklands; Overview Of The 2007/8 Tourist Season; Fishing And Shipping News; Chinstrap Penguins – A New Stamp Issue; Shackleton Exhibition Held In The Falkland Islands; South Georgia Heritage Trust; A Review Of The Dictionary Of Falklands Biography; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets

 

June 2008

Royal Navy Patrolling South Georgia; South Georgia Exhibition Starts In The UK; Fishing And Shipping News; Private Vessel Observers; Habitat Restoration Effort Continues; Preview Given Of SG’s New Geographic Information System; Schoolchildren Have An “Amazing” Flight Over The Island; Øyas Venner – Friends Of The Island Of South Georgia; South Georgia Snippets; Midwinter Celebrations; Bird Island Midwinter News; View Of The Month

 

May 2008

Passenger Limit of 500 Set for Cruise Ships; GSGSSI Financial Statements for 2007 Published; Fishing and Shipping News; New SG Publications Website Launched; SG Patrol Ship Assists During Ship Fire; Commissioner Addresses South Georgia Association AGM; Fisheries: New Stamp Issue; Shackleton Exhibition Planned for Falkland Islands; South Georgia Museum Curator’s Update; South Georgia Coin Release; Dictionary of Falklands Biography; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

April 2008

Tsunami Shelters Erected on ‘High Risk’ South Georgia; Fishing and Shipping News; New GSGSSI Website; ‘Webcam 2’: New Views a Hit with Viewers; Summer Building Works Review; Study of the Genetics of South Georgia Reindeer Completed; Hundreds of Whales Feed on a Krill Megaswarm; A Lick of Paint in Time?; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

March 2008

Massive Iceberg Splits Close to South Georgia; Seabed Survey by Argentina; South Georgia Surveys Fieldwork Ends for the Season; More Help for Albatrosses; Fishing and Shipping News; Summary of the 2007/08 Tourist Season; Prion Island Boardwalk Work Completed for the Season; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; The South Georgia Half-Marathon 2008; Museum News; View of the Month

 

February 2008

Royal Navy Locates Antarctic Wreck of Cruise Liner; Husvik Villa Renovations; Paleodrake – IPY 2008; Fishing and Shipping News; Bird Island News; Museum News February 2008; Hydro Electric Scheme Update; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

January 2008

Wandering Albatross Decline Halted?; South Georgia Icefish Fishery Seeks MSC Certification; Fishing and Shipping News; “HMS Clyde” Makes a First Visit to South Georgia Explosives Clear Up; International Polar Year Stamp Issue; Toothfish Poaching Vessel “Viarsa 1” Dismantled; ‘Sledge Victor’ Tags Fur Seals and Penguins; Wandering Albatross Survey Training; Bird Island News; Two Botanists Assess Problems Caused by Introduced Species; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

December 2007

Fishing and Shipping News; Hydroelectric Progress and Building Works; Chief Executive Visits the Island; Dias’ Ship’s Bell Returns to South Georgia; Glaciers Reflect Climate Change at South Georgia; South Georgia Wedding; Historic Painting Returns; Fly Rocks Geologist’s Theories; ‘Georgia Sat 2007’ Successfully Traverses the Island; South Georgia Museum News; Purple Penguins; ‘An Artist in South Georgia’ – Book Review; The Four Mountains Tribute Completed; BSES South Georgia Visit a Great Success; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

November 2007

Rocky Times for South Georgia Shipping; Rat Eradication Report Published; “Pharos SG” takes Veterans back to where their Ship was hit by an Exocet; Shipping News; Vagrant Albatross has Irregular Habits; The Four Mountains Tribute; Husvik Revisited; ‘Georgia Sat 2007’ Climb Mt Paget and Sheridan Peak; Update on ‘Georgia Sat 2007’; “Unclaimed Coast”, a New Book about an Amazing South Georgia Adventure; Bird Island News; “An Artist in South Georgia” Available from SGHT Online Shop; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

October 2007

Chief Executives Officer goes to CCAMLR; South Georgia Fishery Science Meeting; Exercise ‘Cape Reach’; Heightened Biosecurity has Positive Results; Fishing and Shipping News; SGHT New Online Shop; SGHT Grant Awards Scheme; “Scouts of the Quest” Stamp Issue Released; The Four Mountains Tribute; Insubrica Expedition’s Shackleton Traverse and Ascent of Stanley Peak; New Book: “An Artist in South Georgia”; Bird Island News; Dates for your Diary; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

September 2007

50% Rise in Cruise Ship Passenger Numbers for Busy Season Ahead; Fishing and Shipping News; Exciting Artefacts in the New SG Museum Maritime Display; New Curator for the Museum; Annual Fisheries Science Cruise; Bird Island News; South Georgia puts up a good show; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

August 2007

No News is Good News; Weather Buoys Deployed for South Africa; Fishing and Shipping News; Goodbye “Dumbarton Castle”; New South Georgia Museum Website Launched; Southern Endurance BSES Team Start Training; Oiled Penguin Given a Helping Hand; Bird Island News; Seal is Early Tourist Souvenir; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

July 2007

South Georgia Wiki; CMG for Former SG Attorney General; GSGSSI Represented at Antarctic Tourism Meeting; Boardwalk; Cooper Bay Chinstrap Colony; South Georgia Albatross Gets Help Abroad; Overview of the 2006/7 Tourist Season; Fishing and Shipping News; Underwater Structure of the South Sandwich Islands Arc Revealed; New BAS Website Launched; New South Georgia Coin is a World First; New Philately Publication; Shackleton’s Seal?; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

June 2007

SG Ship has Role in Falkland 25th Anniversary of Liberation Commemorations; Half of Wandering Albatross Chicks on Bird Island have Ingested Longline Hooks; Reflection, Emotion and Pride; First In, Last Out; South Georgia Heritage Trust Website Update; Historic SG Document Comes up at Auction; Fishing and Shipping News; South Georgia in the UK Media; Classical Indian Dance Performance at KEP; Bird Island News; Midwinter Shenanigans; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

May 2007

Drastic Decline in Wandering Albatross Numbers Again; Chief Executive Officer Post Created within GSGSSI; South Georgia Liberation Veteran: Frustrations and Euphoria; HRH the Princess Royal is SGHT Royal Patron; Biosecurity; 25th Anniversary of Liberation Marked by the SGA; Fish Fantastic; Don’t Count your Chicks before they’ve Hatched; 25th Anniversary of Liberation of South Georgia Coin Released; Historic Sites Survey; Fishing and Shipping News; The Carrs’ Successful North American Tour for SGHT; A Leopard Seal Doesn’t Change its Spots; Below Freezing: The Antarctic Dive Guide; One to Watch Out For…; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

April 2007

25th Anniversary of the Liberation Commemorations; A Time for Reflection; South Georgia Toothfish Season Opens; South Georgia Hydro Project Update; New Stamp Issue; Shipping News; 7 Peak Challenge; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; Susanne Fundraises for SGHT; View of the Month

 

March 2007

Carse Tribute Unveiled; Rat Pack Report; Carr and Curlew Names to Live on; South Georgia Amateur Dramatic Society; Shipping News; March at the South Georgia Museum; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; Iceberg Moving On; Life at KEP; Shackleton Choral Work; View of the Month

 

February 2007

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer Long Gone; South Georgia Half Marathon; SGSSI Operations Manager Visits the Island; ‘Team Fish’; Shipping News; February at the South Georgia Museum; Bird Island News; New Stamp Issue; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

January 2007

Out With the Old, In With the New; Grytviken Signage Complete; Royal Visit; New “Mapping” Stamp Issue; A Comet’s Tale; Farewell RRS Ernest Shackleton; Shipping News; Bird Island News; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

December 2006

New Fishery Patrol Ship; Work Starts on the Hydroelectricity Project; Shipping News; New “Communications” Stamp Issue and Postage Rate Rises; Government Visitors; South Atlantic Regional Invasive Species Project; Follow the Progress of the ACAP Petrel and Prion Survey; The Carrs Say Goodbye; Fur Seals Provide their Own Answers; Bird Island News; “Beyond Endurance”; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

October 2006

Visit of “HMS Dumbarton Castle”; New Ship “HMS Clyde” for South Atlantic; The South Georgia: Plan for Progress and Initial Environmental Evaluations; Nigel Marven Walks with Penguins; Tourist Season Starts; Second Summer of Fieldwork for the ACAP Petrel Survey; “Save the Albatross” Stamp Issue; SGHT Event:“An evening in the Antarctic”; Duck Project Needs Visitor’s Help; Toothfish Egg Rearing Success at KEP; Bird Island News; Duncan Carse Bust Appeal; Will “Viola/Dias” Go Home to Hull?; SGHT Website Updates; South Georgia Snippets; ‘Taxi to the Snow Line’ – Mountain Adventures on Nordic Skis

 

September 2006

Biggest Ever September Ozone Hole; South Georgia’s Toothfish Fishery Passes Marine Stewardship Council Audit; The South Georgia Top-Level Internet Domain (.gs) Reclaimed; Valuable Research Equipment Recovered by Krill Trawler; New Patrol Ship; Fishing News; Bird Island Remains Rat-free; More Ships, Fewer People, in the Coming Tourist Season; Bird Island News; Dinner Raises Funds for the Shackleton Centenary Expedition; Shackleton: The Boat Journey and Mountain Trek 2008; ‘Taxi to the Snow Line’ – Mountain Adventures on Nordic Skis; Fringe Benefits; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

August 2006

Toothfish 3500t – Birds 0; New Commissioner; Major Earthquake; “HMS Chatham” Visits; Fishing News; Outgoing Commissioner Howard Pearce Says Goodbye; Bird Island News; Live Toothfish Delivered to KEP Scientists; 009: Licensed to Krill; South Georgia Snippets; Penguin News Interview: Howard Pearce; View of the Month

 

July 2006

Fishing News; South Georgia “Plan for Progress”; Dead Rat Found Washed Ashore at Bird Island; Very Rare Antarctic Sleeper Shark Caught; Overview of Last Seasons Tourism; “Whaling in the Falkland Islands Dependencies 1904-1931”; Shackleton Scholarship Awarded to ex KEP Doctor; The Duck Stops Here; The Life of a Base Commander; Bird Island News; Hair Today Gooneys Tomorrow?; South Georgia SnippetsToothfish 3500t – Birds 0

 

June 2006

The Death of Brigadier David Nicholls; Latest Recorded Start to the Krill Season; Waste Not Want Not; South Georgia Albatross in the News; Wildlife South Georgia Coin Set; ,Alister Hardy Exhibition; Day in the Life of a Toothfish Observer; Bird Island News; ALS Sufferers Project given a South Georgia Touch; South Georgia Snippets; Midwinter Shenanigans

 

May 2006

Commissioner’s Departure; Hydropower Prospects Looking Good; GSGSSI Addresses Gathering of Antarctic Tour Operators; Fishing News; Environmental Management Plan due out soon; Mouse Problem Bigger than Previously Thought?; Rock Fall Closes the Only Road; GSGSSI Address to the SGA AGM; Another Ex-Commissioner Takes Over as Chairman of the South Georgia Association; High Hopes for Penguin Chicks; Endurance and Survival; Dias’ Original Bell Found; Long Overdue Parcel; Bird Island News; Bird Island Reunion; South Georgia Snippets; View of the Month

 

April 2006

Longliners Licensed in readiness for the start of the South Georgia Toothfish Season; HM Queen Elizabeth II’s 80th Birthday is celebrated with a New Stamp Issue; “RRS James Clark Ross” at King Edward Point; Giant Petrel Given a Helping Hand; “Restless” Visits South Georgia; The “Bobby Charlton” Progress; South Georgia Snippets; New Educational Game

 

March 2006

Saving Albatross and Petrels in the South Atlantic; South Georgia Heritage Trustees Meeting; Mount Pelagic Named; RFA Gold Rover and HMS Liverpool at South Georgia; Father Peter Norris; Wedding at Grytviken’s Church; South Georgia’s Guide Book; Farewells; Musical Concert; Cruise Ship Statistics; Taxidermist Steve Massam; Bark Europa at Grytviken; Updated Report of Jamie’s Pledge

 

February 2006

Pipits Return to Grass Island by Sally Poncet; First South Georgia Guide Published; Visitors Briefing DVD Now Available; Blue Whales Sighted Near Shag Rocks; Brazilian Group Monitors Humpback Whales; Toothfish and Icefish Survey by William Reid; Norwegians Restore the Husvik Villa; Commissioner Visits South Georgia; Half Marathon 2006 by Jamie Watts; Taxidermist and Photographer Visit; Wedding at Grytviken; Mount Belinda Volcano on Montagu in South Sandwich Islands; Web Camera Popular; Whale Sightings

 

January 2006

South Sandwich Islands Earthquake; Volcano – South Sandwich Islands; ACAP Petrel Survey; Morrison PLC Works at New Tijuca Jetty, Grytviken; 2005-2006 Tourist Season Statistics; Carlita Hut; RRS Ernest Shackleton; Dumbarton Castle at King Edward; Point 26th January; HMS Liverpool; Notre-Dame-des-Flotes visit 18th January; Yacht Tevakenui

 

December 2005

Work Starts at Discovery House; Flight to Check on Volcanic Eruption; Arrival of FPV Sigma, Visit of Darren Christy Looking at Rat Eradication Sites; Trip to Husvik and North of South Georgia Island for some Base Personnel on Board HMS Endurance; Ellen McArthur joins ACAP Petrel Survey; RFA Grey Rover – Final South Georgia Visit; International South Georgia Expedition 2005; Phil and Julia Illingworth Visit; Jamie and his Particular Support to The Save the Albatross Campaign; Sarah’s Farewell and Javier’s Welcome; Activities at Grytviken on December 2005; Christmas Tree at the Grytviken’s Church; Jo Parker and Neil McAndrew Wedding at Grytviken’s Church

 

November 2005

Flight to Check on Volcanic Eruption; Toothfish TAC increased for the 2006 Season; Fastest Circumnavigation for Templar Films Kayak Team; Five Licences for Icefish; The South Georgia ACAP Petrel Survey Underway; Farewell to BAS Captain Chris Elliott; Bird Island Redevelopment Update; Canadian Film Crew Visit; Growing a Bobby Charlton to Save the Albatross; South Georgia Snippets

 

October 2005

Illegal Longliner “Elqui” Scuttled; First Kayak Circumnavigation of South Georgia Completed; The Wrong Villa; ‘Habitat Restoration Officer’ Post Created; New Tourist Season Underway; New King Penguin Stamps and Postage Increase; Last Visit for “Grey Rover”; MAGIC Awarded for South Georgia’s ‘Wildlife and Low-Flying Avoidance Map’; Norwegian Restoration Project Delayed; Weird Science; SGA Visit to the Hydrographic Office; South Georgia Snippets

 

September 2005

Big Rise in Tourist Numbers Expected for the Coming Season; Fines Set for Fishery Court Cases; Visit from “HMS Dumbarton Castle”; Not Yet Got That Sinking Feeling; New Species of Killer Whale?; New First Day Cover; Newborns; South Georgia Snippets; 1972 BAS Midwinter Party at KEP;

 

August 2005

Ellen MacArthur to Visit South Georgia; Incredible Result; Illegal Fishing Vessel “Elqui” to be Sunk; Director of Fisheries Visits the Island; Early Results of Norwegian Krill Project Promising; Fishing News; The South Georgia ACAP Petrel Survey; New Government Officer; Announced; Duncan Carse Stamp Issue; New Spider Species for South Georgia?; All Wrapped Up; Wedding Bells Heard; South Georgia Snippets

 

July 2005

Fisheries’ Court Cases; Next Commissioner Announced; Overview of Last Season’s Tourism; Museum Renovation Underway; Made in South Georgia; Fishing News; Abandoned Coastal Huts Clean-Up; KEP Science; Photojournalist’s Visit; South Georgia’s Medical History Researched; South Georgia Snippets;

 

June 2005

Very Rare Giant Squid Caught Alive; Massive Stash of Explosives at Godthul; Visit from “HMS Portland”; Fishing News; Bird Islanders Move into their New Building; Do Haul Winches Sound Like a Dinner Gong to Whales?; Foul Play; Duncan Carse Archive at BAS; Oil Spill Response Exercise; Alien Plant; Midwinter Celebrations; Expedition Reports; South Georgia’s Plants at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden – Scotland; South Georgia Snippets; Dealing with the Explosives at Godthul;

 

May 2005

Illegal Vessel Forfeited; Explosive Problem; Feeling the Pinch; Fishing News; Hydro Plans at Grytviken; GSGSSI Looks Seriously at Proposals to Construct a Boardwalk at Prion Island; Passenger Landing Fees to Rise; Large Dome Erected; Post Office News; Target Acquired; SG Museum Works and Future Plans for Grytviken; South Georgia; Association Annual General Meeting; Harmonium Repaired; Cemeteries of South Georgia Website; Signs Look Good for a King Penguin Colony at Penguin River; South Georgia Snippets;

 

April 2005

Anti-poaching success in South Georgia; The Great Storm;Toothfish Vessel Licensing Begins; A Long Way from the Builders Merchants! Family News; Bittercress Fight over for Winter; South Georgia Snippets;

 

March 2005

Fishing Vessel Arrested; His Excellency the Commissioner Visits; RFA Grey Rover; South Georgia Half Marathon; Field Training; Field Training; Last Visitors of the Summer; Gambo; KEP Notes;

 

Febuary 2005

Bird Island; An Unexpected Resident at St Andrew’s Bay; Bittercress Fight Goes On; Base Laid for New VSAT Dish; Alarms; Excursions and Flares; Shipping; Football; Pool and Table Tennis; Results on Cooper Bay Penguins; Camera on Toothfish; Hydro Power a Possibility; Morrisons; More from Stuffin’ Steve; Sven’s Crabs Growing Up; KEP Notes; David Bellamy Visits

 

January 2005

Busy Summer; Persistent Bittercress; Fishing Season Extended; Buildings that Come and Go; A Hard Time for Fur Seals; Cooper Bay Penguin Results; New Base at Bird Island; Stuffin’ Steve Comes Back to the Museum; Norwegian Friends of South Georgia Celebrate Grytviken Centenary; Yachts and Shipping; Filming at Maiviken; A New Crab; KEP Notes; Visit of HMS Gloucester and RFA Gold Rover;

 

December 2004

This Month’s Changing Faces; Cress Crisis; Shackleton Brings New Jet-Drive Boats; Grytviken Centenary Stamps; Sigma Collects Chinstrap Corpses; Home Alone – Fur Seal Pups; Start of the Icefish Season; New Roof for Museum; Busy Boxing Day at the Jetty; Nigel’s fourth Carol Service at Grytviken; KEP Notes; German TV Coy (ZDF) visits South Georgia; Norwegian Heritage Team due to visit; South Georgia Heritage Trust;

 

November 2004

Albatross survey shows decline in numbers; Grytviken Centenary; Mass Mortality of Chinstrap Penguins at Cooper Bay; Up and down; In and Out; Visit from HMS Dumbarton Castle; New Stamp Issues; Paget Pilgrimage; A nasty case of Cardamine flexuosa; Tour Ships arrive for the main tourist season; Les Montagnes du Silence; Tour ships asked to assist in survey of Fur Seal Population; Locals support “global walk-a-thon” for Diabetes awareness; Real Ale Festival; South Georgia Snippets;

 

October 2004

BBC News: “Antarctic Food Web Under Pressure” – “Krill in Decline”; Airdrops Resume; Wedding Celebrated; Early season Yachts herald start of the tourist season; Beach-cleaning in Cumberland Bay; Pitfall for South Georgia spiders; South Georgia seals gather data for global science; Wildlife hazard removed; Exhibition in Cambridge of South Georgia artworks by Molly Sheridan; Elephant Seal Colonies in King Edward Cove much bigger than normal; South Georgia Snippets; News from Bird Island;

 

September 2004

Albatross Island Closed to Visitors; New base building for Bird Island; Ozone Hole makes itself felt; HMS Leeds Castle visits the Island; New house will be called Carse House; Assistant Government Officer recruited; Attempt to be made to eradicate introduced plant; Overview of the 2003/2004 tourist season; Limited Search and Rescue facility tested; It’s spring!; Fortuna’s 1904 sailing remembered; Friends of the Island;

 

August 2004

Huge icebergs cause difficulties for the Fishing Industry; New House will have one of the best views in the world; Tourism visits level out; Recycling of waste improved; Summer in winter; Discovery Investigations Celebrated; South Georgia Plants doing well in Dundee; New Photographic Book about Grytviken;

 

July 2004

Memorial Plaque commemorating Shackleton’s ship “Endurance”; South Georgia Memorial Chapel – Sandefjord; A Century of Discovery; Sandefjord – South Georgia Remembered; The Shore Stations; Husvik; Stromness; Grytviken; The first shore station; Whaling men from Sandefjord; Godthul; Leith Harbour; New Fortuna Bay (Ocean Harbour); Prince Olaf Harbour;

 

May 2004

Duncan Carse; Whaling Museum in Sandefjord Focuses on South Georgia; Photographic Collection 1926 – 1932; South Georgia Commemorative Stamp Issue; Grytviken Clean Up – 2003/4

 

March 2004

Polar Star; Fishing; Spiders; Stamps; Whaling Station Remediation Project; Albatross; Dias and Petrel; Future Whale Sculpture – Grytviken; BSES Expedition; New Signs for Whaling Stations; Building Maintenance; Taxidermy; General; Beach Clean Up; SG Half Marathon; Ice;

 

February 2004

Fishing Matters; Tourism; Grytviken Project; Commissioner Norway Talks; South Georgia Association Conference; South Georgia Museum Annual Report

 

Dec 2003

Visitor Statistics; Total Harbour visits by year; Tourism Stats 2002/2003 season; South Georgia Albatross Surveys 2002-2004; Fieldwork Season; BAS farewell to Antarctic veteran mariner;

 

June 2003

Ships Aground – and South Georgia Heroes come to the rescue!; South Georgia now has its own postcode!; South Georgia Tourism Record Set; Norway’s Friends of the Islands in Edinburgh; Annual general meeting of the South Georgia Association; SG Map; Adventurer who made his mark on mountains; Grahame Budd’s speaking notes for Tony’s funeral; Grytviken Whaling Station; Assistant Operations Manager;

 

April 2003

Discovery House; Grytviken Whaling Station; Paris and Oslo South Georgia Meetings; South Georgia Museum News

 

February 2003

Spring in South Georgia; South Georgia Web Site; Dias & Albatross; Christmas at Grytviken; HMS ENDURANCE’s Survey; Norway’s Friends of South Georgia; Expeditions

 

November 2002

Three Brothers Film to be broadcast; South Georgia Museum 11th Annual Report

 

October 2002

British Forces Falkland Islands (BFFI) Exercise; GSGSSI Receives Marine Stewardship Council Endorsement for its Toothfish Fishery; Top prize for fish tagger; Amateur radio expedition video release; Bird Island Diary; King Edward Point Diary

 

June 2002

Weather; British Antarctic Survey; Commercial Fishing; Rat Eradication

 

March 2002

Expeditions; Three Brothers First Ascent: Crag Jones Solo; Amateur Radio Expedition; Visitors; New Science; Rat Eradication; New Post Office; Marine Officer; Morrisons; Dias; Albatross & Petrel; Museum; HMS ENDURANCE; South Georgia Association; Stamps; Coins;