SGA Video Recordings

Here is a collection of the online talks held by the South Georgia Association, with the most recent at the top:

The Shackleton Crossing by a Repeat Offender

21 August 2021

Robert Burton and Stephen Venables tell us about the history of Shackleton’s 1916 crossing of the island, and tales of repeating the crossing in modern times.

Archaeology Fieldwork on South Georgia

20 May 2021

Marcus Brittain from Cambridge University tells us about his 2019 expedition to South Georgia to investigate the remains of early sealers’ sites, and Bob Burton investigates why they went all that way to get fur. These talks were presented in association with the SGHT.

Giant Iceberg A68A – Possible Impacts on South Georgia

25 February 2021

Laura Gerrish and Sally Thorpe from the British Antarctic Survey tell us about the giant iceberg, the work being undertaken to study it, and its possible impacts on the island.

GSGSSI Update – Steve Brown

24 November 2020

GSGSSI Director of Operations Steve Brown gives us an update on Covid-19, tourism, and hydro-electric power plans.

Dias/Viola – Robb Robinson

24 November 2020

Robb Robinson from the Hull Maritime Museum tells the history of South Georgia Sealing vessel Dias, her early life as Hull Steam Trawler Viola, and plans to try and repatriate her to Hull.

Monitoring Wildlife with Drones – John Dickens

24 November 2020

John Dickens from the British Antarctic Survey tells us about the use of drones to monitor wildlife on South Georgia.

Rodent Monitoring – Pat Lurcock

9 November 2020

Pat Lurcock’s 30-minute talk about the monitoring project that confirmed the success of the SGHT rodent eradication project on South Georgia.

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