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SGA Talk – The A68 Iceberg at South Georgia

The talk by Laura Gerrish and Sally Thorpe from the British Antarctic Survey that we held online on 25 February 2021 is now in our YouTube Channel. You can see it by selecting the ‘SGA Video Recordings’ option of the ‘Resources’ menu on our website,

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Online SGA Talk – 25 February 2021

The South Georgia Association is organising another talk at 1900 GMT on Thursday 25 February, when Laura Gerrish and Sally Thorpe from the British Antarctic Survey will bring us up to date with the huge A68 iceberg that recently approached South Georgia.

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SGA Initiative Fund Award to RSPB for Educational Work in Japan

A grant has been awarded to assist this project by the use of social media to raise awareness of the impact of fisheries bycatch on South Georgian albatrosses. It aims to conduct public outreach in Japan and put pressure on government, tuna and other fisheries stakeholders to take action to reduce albatross bycatch.

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2021 – Call for Nominations – Deadline Extended to 12 Feb 2021

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

MHC Medal
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. 12 February 2021.

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 (35 KB)

SGA Talks – Recordings available

The three talks, presented online on 26 November 2020, are now available on the South Georgia Association website.

Select ‘SGA Video Recordings’ from the ‘Resources’ menu on our website.

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November 2020 Newsletter Published

The South Georgia Association’s November 2020 Newsletter has been published.

Members’ copies will be in the post soon.
Members will be emailed a password to allow them to download an electronic copy from the newsletters page of this website.
Older issues are free for anybody to download.

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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.

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