JNCC works collaboratively with the South
Georgia and South Sandwich Islands primarily through the
Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
Funded participation in International
JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to attend
international conferences and workshops.
South Atlantic regional hub
JNCC is coordinating its work in the South Atlantic
through a regional hub, based in the Falkland Islands. For
more information contact the
OT in the subject line).
Other areas of support and advice
The Government of South Georgia are offering two small
grants (to a maximum of £25,000) for the 2012/13 or 2013/14
seasons, to enable researchers to undertake scientific work on
South Georgia. Research projects will be based at KEP, but could
undertake fieldwork on the Thatcher, Greene, Busen or Barff
peninsulas. The fishery patrol vessel Pharos SG can also be
used to support limited marine science in the waters around South
JNCC also provides support and advice to Overseas Territories in
a number of other areas at the request of the UKOT Governments.
These areas include economic valuation, climate
change, invasive species, accessing
funding and multilateral environmental agreements.
Blue Turtle Award
JNCC runs an annual Blue Turtle Award. People are encouraged
to nominate Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies groups or
individuals who are 'making a difference'.
2011 Geoconservation in the
Overseas Territories of the UK by M. Stanley.
The European Commission's OCT Environmental
Profiles - these environmental profiles are set in a
socio-economic, developmental perspective so that the findings can
be used to assist in programming projects in the
framework of the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).
More information on climate change impacts in the South Atlantic Overseas
Environmental Education resources on Overseas
Territories and Crown Dependencies.
2009 Implications of climate change for Biodiversity
in the UK Overseas Territories by J.P. McWilliams.
2007 Environmental Economics in the Overseas
2006 Non-native species in the Overseas Territories a
Review by Karen Varnham.
2005 Review of Ramsar sites in the UK Overseas
Territories and Crown Dependencies by Dr Mike Pienkowski.
snapshot of Biodiversity in South Georgia
and the South Sandwich Islands edited by Dr Vin Fleming
and Deborah Procter JNCC.
Training and Research Programme Steering Group
South Georgia and South Sandwich islands is member of the
Training and Research Programme Steering
Group which drives the direction of the OT Training and
JNCC has supported 1 person from the Government of South Georgia
and South Sandwich Islands to attend a 1 year Master of Science
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) course leading to a Post
Graduate Certificate in GIS.
Research Priorities 2011
JNCC asks the OTs and CDs for information about their top 3
research priorities each year (via members of the OT and CD Training and Research Programme
Steering Group. These priorities are used to inform a number of
funding decisions including the JNCC
JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to
attend environmental training courses.
Masters module in Geographical Information
JNCC has provided funding to support one person from the
Environment Department of the South Georgia and South Sandwich
Islands Government to undertake the first year of an MSc in
GIS leading to a post-graduate certificate in GIS. This runs from
January 2011 until December 2011.
Island-wide census of black-browed and grey-headed
The final research report is now available to download>>
Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
JNCC has worked with the South Georgia and South SandwichIslands
Government on the development of a plan for the implementation of
the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels
(ACAP). South Georgia and the South Sandwich
Islands ACAP plan (PDF, 1.07 mb)
Algal Biodiversity of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
JNCC has contributed to a cross-territory research project
on the Algal biodiversity of the Falkland Islands and South
Completion: December 2010
project report on Seaweeds of the subtidal and intertidal
habitats of South Georgia, including additions to the Falkland
Island inventory (PDF, 140 kb)
Download Intertidal and
Subtidal Benthic Seaweed Diversity of South Georgia report
(PDF, 946 kb)
Southern Sea Lion Programme
JNCC has contributed to a cross-territory research project on
the Southern sea lion programme.
Completion: July 2011
Marine invasive project
In 2010, for the International Year of Biodiversity, the UK
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has
funded a series of invasive species projects across the UK Overseas
Territories. This has been coordinated by the Joint Nature
Conservation Committee. The project in South Georgia focussed on
conducting benthic (marine) surveys of key sites to determine the
presence and extent of invasive alien marine species.
Download the project report. (PDF, 35