In 2011 the UK and Norwegian Governments marked the 100th anniversary Scott and Amundsen setting off on their expeditions to the South Pole by signing an agreement to fund a series of collaborative scientific and cultural heritage projects in the Polar Regions, highlighting their importance of the regions to both nations. Further details here.
A number of projects have now been funded in all, or part, by funds made available by both Governments under this agreement. These include:
- Laser Surveys of the former whaling stations at Husvik, Leith, Stromness and key buildings in Grytviken and development of the imagery.
- Removal of asbestos from the Husvik Manager’s Villa and immediate surroundings.
- Survey and basic maintenance work on the Stromness Manager’s Villa.
- Repair and restoration work to the Nybrakka Barracks and other structures at Grytviken.
For further details of each project see Heritage/Projects.