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5-Year Strategic Framework Consultation

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) is writing a strategic framework for managing the territory between 2021 and 2026.

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2021-25 Management Plan Cover

The strategy is a follow-up to the 2016-2020 Strategy, which you can see here

SGA Members are encouraged to visit the GSGSSI website (see button below) to read more about the plan, read a copy, and submit any thoughts, comments or other feedback by 16 November.

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2021 – Call for Nominations

The South Georgia Association is inviting nominations for the award of the Morag Husband Campbell medal for the fourth year.

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The Morag Husband Campbell Medal

The Medal has been made possible by a generous bequest from a long-standing and enthusiastic supporter of the Association, Miss Morag Husband Campbell.

It comprises a Sterling silver relief medallion, 60mm in diameter. The name of the recipient and the year will be inscribed on the reverse. It is intended to award the Medal every year or every other year depending upon nominations.

Morag Husband Campbell
Morag Husband Campbell

The Association has agreed that the Medal should be awarded to individuals who have contributed significantly to the understanding, appreciation and promotion of South Georgia. This would encompass

  • i) scientific studies as well as in the arts and humanities including culture, history, heritage, artistic endeavour etc.,
  • ii) adventurous travel and “exploration”, or
  • iii) activities which enhance the wider appreciation of South Georgia (e.g. in the media or through administrative functions).

Nominations (self-nominations are not permitted) should be made on an official Nomination Form available below and from the Secretary of the Association. to whom they should be sent no later than 31st December 2020.

The award would be made in 2021 at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Given present uncertainties regarding Covid-19 in the UK the AGM may be either delayed or conducted by video streaming.

Professor David J Drewry
Chairman

Download the Nomination Form Here:

Morag Husband Campbell Medal Nomination Form 2021 (5 downloads)

Dictionary of Falkland (and South Georgia) Biography Update

David Tatham – researcher, erstwhile Commissioner for SGSSI, and chair of the SGA – informs us that the online version of his Dictionary of Falkland Island Biography continues to expand and has recently been augmented by its 1,500th photograph.

In 2010 the South Georgia Association helped to place copies of the original printed version in a number libraries and museums.

The following press release has more details, and below that you will find a link to the DFB website.

GSGSSI Visitor Briefing Film Updated

Photo – Steve Brown GSGSSI

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has released an updated visitor briefing film. Twenty minutes long, it is required viewing for all visitors to South Georgia before arrival, including pointers to ensure a low-impact visit. It is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and contains some stunning film footage from the BBC natural History unit.

Online Talks No. Two – 9 September 2020

Toothfish, Construction and Good Riddance to Rats

Following the success of our online talkWhales, Mountains and Penguins – in June, we are holding another one. We are repeating the successful format of three short talks followed by questions from the ‘floor’. The event will be hosted via the online platform Zoom. For those unfamiliar with Zoom, we can forward instructions on how to download and use the app if requested.

Place: The comfort of your own home. SGA Members will be contacted by email with registration details. We will also keep you updated here, and on the FaceBook page.

Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020

Time: 7PM (1800 GMT for overseas participants )

How to Take Part: Email the communications editor HERE or use the form BELOW by Monday 7 September to register your interest and we will send you the link.

The meeting invitation will be sent out on Tuesday 8 September to the email address you have provided.

NB – you do not need to ‘sign up’ to a Zoom account in order to attend this meeting.

Tell your friends: Please feel welcome to invite non-members to participate – the more the merrier! (There is a maximum audience of 300 people).

The Speakers

The Fishing Industry and Science in the South Georgia Toothfish Fishery


Peter Thomson (Argos)

Building Infrastructure on a Small Island – the New KEP Wharf


Joe Corner (BAS)

Confirming the Eradication of Rodents from South Georgia.


Pat Lurcock

Ice Tracks Offer Extended

The South Georgia Association is pleased to notify members that the deadline for the 15% discount offer from Ice Tracks Expeditions to join their Shackleton’s Final Quest voyage in February 2022 has been extended to January 2021.

See our previous news item HERE for details.

POSTPONED: SGA Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General Meeting of the South Georgia Association will be held on HQS Wellington, on the Victoria Embankment in London, on Friday 8 May 2020. This is a new venue, after many years at the Royal Overseas League. More Details to follow in due course. See the HQS Wellington Website for more information about the venue.

UPDATE: The Meeting was cancelled, but the Committee did hold an AGM online, which all agreed was a success.

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2020 – Awarded to Crag Jones

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The Morag Husband Campbell Medal

The South Georgia Association is delighted to announce the award for the 2020 Morag Husband Campbell medal for 2020 to Caradoc ‘Crag’ Jones, ““For contribution to fisheries management and scientific studies, and for championing adventurous travel, exploration and mountaineering on South Georgia”“. The medal will be presented to Crag at the next Association meeting.

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