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Mongolia 2011 Expedition Team
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The Scientific Exploration Society is a UK-based charity (Reg No 267410) founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues. As a non-profit making organisation we initiate a worldwide programme of scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects.

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SES Award Winners and Presenters 2014

THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015

The SES has embarked on its next great expedition, a global search for the world's Pioneers With Purpose; leaders and visionaries who are setting out to change the earth through extraordinary feats of ingenuity and scientific exploration. With the support of some of the great names of exploration, the SES intends to support the rising stars in the world of exploration, who will gain knowledge of value and purpose by leading the expeditions of the future.

To mark this initiative, John Blashford-Snell was joined by some of the leading explorers of today including Neil Laughton, Andrew Mitchell, Pen Hadow and Rosie Stancer at the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 30th April for the presentation of the SES Explorer Awards 2014. Outstanding applications were received from around the world, and winners’ projects include expeditions to the Arctic, Peruvian Amazon, coral reefs of Belize, Northern India, the Ethiopian Highlands and Nepal.

Olivia Taylor SES Award Winner 2014
We are delighted to announce new sponsors of the SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015, joining those continuing their support from 2014 and thus offering an increased and wider array of financial opportunities to those leading pioneering expeditions. We are grateful to Zenith, the Rivers Foundation, Cadogan Tate and the Rowan Bentall Charitable Foundation for their continued support and delighted to welcome Neville Shulman and Sir Charles Blois as new sponsors for the 2015 SES Explorer Awards.


Lectures

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04/10/2014
Zaire River Expedition Reunion 1974-75
organised by Jim Masters
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18/10/2014
EXPLORATION LECTURE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE!
Exploration Lecture 18th October at Baden House, London SW7 at 1pm
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18/10/2014
Operation Raleigh's 30th Birthday
Saturday 18th October 7pm, Baden Powell House, London SW7
Cold Places
24/11/2014
Adventures of a Wildlife Photographer in the Polar Regions
Sue Flood
05 Interhealth
19/01/2015
TED LANKESTER - A PIONEER IN TRAVEL MEDICINE
Expert in global health and travel medicine, GP and Author Ted Lankester, will talk about community care in remote settings and give advice for all travellers.
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16/03/2015
SES Annual General Meeting
6pm at the Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge, London SW7
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16/03/2015
Andrew Mitchell - Makushi Indians and Mobile phones
SES Chairman and former rainforest adviser to HRH The Prince of Wales, Andrew Mitchell will recount three years work with the Amerindians of the Rupununi region of Guyana, setting up a means of monitoring their forests using satellites and mobile phones.
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26/04/2015
Team SES run in the Virgin London Marathon
An unmissable atmosphere! The brilliant six man team running in the Virgin Money London Marathon deserve our support as they brave London streets after months of training and fund-raising for SES!
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06/05/2015
PIONEERS WITH PURPOSE - The SES Explorer Awards 2015
Join Col John Blashford-Snell, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, celebrity guests and SES members and friends, as we announce the 2015 Pioneers with Purpose, who will receive their SES Explorer Awards.
Niall McCann
16/11/2015
Niall McCann - Explorer, Adventurer, Biologist
We look forward to hearing how Niall combines his quest for adventure with his work as a biologist involving endangered species around the world.




Latest News

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24/09/2014
PEN HADOW ENDORSES SES EXPLORER AWARDS
'The SES Explorer Awards recognise the significant role today's explorers can play in investigating and communicating the major social and environmental issues of our time.'
Neville Shulman CBE
24/09/2014
SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015
Final preparation is underway for the launch of the SES Explorer Awards 2015, and we are delighted to welcome new sponsors this year.
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24/09/2014
THE SES 'INSPIRATION' EXPLORER AWARD
The SES Inspiration Award is made up of donations from Trusts, individuals and organisations who wish to play a part in supporting a ‘Pioneer with Purpose’ without sponsoring an Award in their own right.
24/09/2014
CALLING ALL RUNNERS!
It's that time of year! We are looking for brave runners to join Team SES to take part in the Virgin London Marathon on 26th April 2015.
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06/11/2013
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Expedition Galleries

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Mongolia 2013 - Mongolia 2013 Gallery
13/05/13 (8 related images.)

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Kota Mama VIII 2012 - Kota Mama VIII 2012 Gallery
23/09/12 (7 related images.)

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Ecuador 2012 - Ecuador 2012 Gallery
15/09/12 (11 related images.)

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Nepal Bardia 2012 - Nepal Bardia 2012 Gallery
12/12/11 (4 related images.)

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Latest Blogs

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Peru 2014
Libby Gaulton
1st Jul 2014
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Recent Expeditions

2014 YANACHAGA EXPEDITION - NORTHERN PERU
21 days
July 2014

The Approved SES 19 strong expedition, lead by John Blashford-Snell, spent three weeks in northern Peru in 2014, focusing on preserving local fauna and flora, and the elusive spectacled bear.
Early morning watch for wildlife
MONGOLIA KHOVSGOL EXPEDITION 2013
19 days
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Northern Mongolia
SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2015

The SES has embarked on its next great expedition, a global search for the world's Pioneers With Purpose; leaders and visionaries who are setting out to change the earth through extraordinary feats of ingenuity and scientific exploration.
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