Signy Research station 75th anniversary; RRS Sir David Attenborough visit

Source: MercoPress

This week RRS Sir David Attenborough visited South Georgia arriving at the upgraded wharf for the first time at King Edward Point marking a new chapter for polar science

The Falkland Islands flagged icebreaker also made its first and last call of the season to Signy island, picking up the 21/22 station team as they close down the station for another year.

2022 has been a special year for the Signy Research Station since it celebrated its 75th birthday. Scientific research began on Signy Island in March 1947 when a three-man team established a site in Factory Cove above the old whaling station.