Government-approved research undertaken on South Georgia to benefit the island.
Note: SGHT is not currently accepting grant applications.
Funding Recipient: RSPB
Project Title: Addressing at-sea threats to wandering, grey-headed and black-browed albatrosses breeding at South Georgia
Project Duration: 2018-2020
This project has three components towards reducing albatross bycatch:
1. Funding a bycatch officer in Japan to engage with the tuna fishing industry and Japan Fisheries Agency to drive bycatch reduction
2. Using satellite-tracking to fill knowledge gaps in the at-sea distribution of immature and juvenile albatrosses from South Georgia
3. Building the story of South Georgia albatrosses through creating “albatross personalities” for online engagement
Some information on previous projects are given below.
||Annual bursary award
SGHT awarded an annual bursary of £5,000 in honour of its founder, the late Brigadier David Nicholls RM. The bursary was created to financially enable an individual or group to undertake research to benefit South Georgia.
In 2011 Trustees agreed that South Georgia Museum’s annual curatorial internship should be the recipient of the David Nicholls’ bursary, was renamed as the David Nicholls’ internship bursary.
In 2010-11 the David Nicholls annual bursary was awarded to the Shallow Marine Surveys Group based in the Falkland Islands. In November 2010 the group collected specimens from around South Georgia as part of an intertidal survey. From mid-February 2011 the group began the work of sorting and identifying the thousands of specimens collected,
|Marine biodiversity grant
|Benthic study grant
SGHT has supported British Antarctic Survey (www.bas.ac.uk) in its studies of the biodviersity of the benthic floor of the Southern Ocean, in partnership with the Government of South Georgia. The study undertaken by David Barnes and Oliver Hogg, created 14,000 unique records representing 1027 species of seabed life.
Read article about the biodiversity work: