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South Georgia Meeting, Cambridge, Sept 28

At the start of the millennium the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) commissioned the British Antarctic Survey to design, build and operate a new base at King Edward Point on South Georgia.   The base was opened in 2001 and it replaced the military garrison which had been established in 1982.  Since then the prime purpose of the base has been to undertake applied fisheries research in support of management of commercial fisheries in the SGSSI Maritime Zone. 

  The Government of  SGSSI now seeks to expand the range of scientific research at King Edward point and make the facilities available for science projects at rates that are comparable with those at similarly equipped facilities at other remote locations.

  The town meeting at BAS in September is being held to discuss science currently being done at South Georgia, to stimulate interest in the scientific opportunities that exist at King Edward Point and provide information on the accommodation, scientific facilities, logistic support, means of reaching the Island etc that prospective scientific visitors will need.

  The meeting will include presentations covering the range of current scientific work at South Georgia and there will be plenty of time built in for scientific discussion, briefings on practical aspects and questions.  The draft programme and further details can be found at:

    If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunity to bring your science to South Georgia we encourage you to come and participate in the Town Meeting.  Please register your interest with Penny Goodearl at the British Antarctic Survey: or phone 00 44 (0)1223 221254 - there is no registration fee - lunch and refreshments will be available in the 'Icebreaker' at BAS.

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