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Montevideo, January 17th 2017 - 06:53 UTC

Tag: South Georgia

  • Tuesday, January 3rd 2017 - 06:41 UTC

    Malvinas: Argentina calls on UK for dialogue and sovereignty discussions

    The Argentine people and government “reaffirm their imprescriptible sovereignty rights” over the austral territories and maritime spaces inherited from Spain

    Argentina has invited the United Kingdom to advance with the dialogue initiated last year to resume negotiations to enable in the shortest time possible, to find a peaceful and definitive solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas Islands, abiding the iterative calls from the international community, according to a release from the Argentine foreign ministry.

  • Thursday, November 10th 2016 - 11:20 UTC

    HMS Protector opens 2016/17 season in South Georgia surveying 160 sq miles of seabed

    During her stint around South Georgia the Plymouth-based icebreaker/survey ship scanned 160 square miles of seabed – roughly the area of the Isle of the Wight. (Pic RN)

    Having spent last Antarctic summer celebrating the deeds of one British polar hero, the crew of Royal Navy icebreaker HMS Protector have opened the 2016-17 survey season honoring his rival. A century after Sir Ernest Shackleton landed at King Haakon Bay on South Georgia in a makeshift lifeboat – the James Caird – Protector entered the same fjord and sent her hi-tech survey launch – the James Caird IV – close to the identical spot.

  • Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 15:15 UTC

    Convention on Biological Diversity extended to the Falkland Islands

    MLA Poole, Environment Portfolio-Holder, explained CBD allows the Islands to be part of an international club and learn from experience across member states.”

    The United Kingdom ratification to the Convention on Biological Diversity was formally extended to the Falkland Islands on Wednesday (June 29). The CBD is an agreement on environmental management and best practice and originated from the 1992 Rio Conference on environment and development.

  • Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

    Nothing bogus about Continental Shelf claims

    Argentine diplomat Osvaldo N Mársico

    By Osvaldo N Mársico (Chairman of COPLA) (*) - In my capacity as the head of the COPLA National Committee on Argentina’s Continental Platform at the Foreign Ministry, I would like to refer to the letter of Professor Peter Willets published last Saturday (Mercopress) concerning the outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf and clarify some mistakes and misconceptions evident in Professors Willets’ letter.

  • Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

    Chilean rescue of Shackleton's crew from Elephant Island marked at British residence

    Defense Under-Secretary Marcos Robledo, Ambassador Fiona Clouder, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Heraldo Muñoz.

    A networking reception was held in the British residence on Wednesday 25 May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rescue by the Chilean pilot Luis Pardo, of the Armada de Chile, of Ernest Shackleton’s crew from Elephant Island.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 18:20 UTC

    Shackleton Centenary Thanksgiving Service

    HR The Prince Royal, patrol of the UK Antartic Heritage Trust is met by Dean of Westminister The Very Reberend Dr. John Hall

    Tribute was paid to the courage and endurance of the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and his men at a centenary service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, May 20th commemorating their survival in their Trans- Antarctic expedition.

  • Friday, May 13th 2016 - 16:44 UTC

    IAATO celebrates 25th anniversary with record number or participants; Bob Simpson reappointed

    “There was a great sense of unity and achievement in the room when the meeting closed”, said Bob Simpson, Chair of IAATO’s Executive Committee.

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has concluded its 25th anniversary meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, USA with a record number of participating members. Sixty-nine members attended, agreeing on changes to membership structure and outcomes that strengthen the association’s ability to achieve its mission of promoting the practice of safe, environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic.

  • Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 21:04 UTC

    Antarctica visitors increase 4.6% in 2015/16; IAATO celebrates 25th anniversary

    American and Australian visitors remained the most numerous, accounting for 35.5% and 11% of the total number of visitors.

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced its tourism figures for the 2015-2016 Antarctic season on the first day of its 25th Anniversary Meeting in its home town of Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

  • Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:26 UTC

    Princess Ann meets Falkland Islanders on her round trip to South Georgia

    The Princess during her visit to Fox Bay on West Falklands (Pic. GH)

    Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the Falkland Islands since 2009 this month as she passed through en route to her first official visit to South Georgia. Princess Anne is the Royal Patron of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

  • Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 03:51 UTC

    Princess Anne in the Falkland Islands laid a wreath at Liberation Monument

    Princess Anne with Falklands MLA Michael Poole during one of the morning ceremonies(Pic L. Watson)

    Due to adverse weather, the timings for the two events which were due to take place in the Falkland Islands later this month on the occasion of the visit of HRH The Princess Royal Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence took place on Tuesday in Stanley.