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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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Expedition members and locals on the drilling rope
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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

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

The Frontline Club 20th November 2014 - the panel
21/11/2014
'WHAT A GREAT DISCUSSION [Twitter Feed 20-11-14]'
AN EXPLORER, A SCIENTIST AND A JOURNALIST WALK INTO A BAR - WHAT A GREAT DISCUSSION! There was not a spare seat in sight at the SES/Frontline Club's first collaborative event in London on November 20th, 2014.
Costa Rica spectacular flora
12/11/2014
THE OSA PENINSULA EXPEDITION, COSTA RICA, 2015
The Osa Peninsular SES Approved expedition to Costa Rica, July 2015, seeks doctors and other participants.
The Enchanted Canopy
12/11/2014
YOUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT CRISIS SOLVED!
Inspirational books by SES Chairman Andrew Mitchell; and SES Honorary President John Blashford-Snell to solve your Christmas needs!
Cornered!  John Blashford-Snell with Operation Raleigh PAs!
04/11/2014
A HYENA ATE MY TELEPHONE!
On Saturday 18th October John Blashford-Snell spoke to a packed auditorium at Baden-Powell House in Kensington to mark the 30th anniversary of one of The Society’s largest and most prestigious expeditions: Operation Raleigh - 1984-1988.
Zaire Reunion October 4th 2014
21/10/2014
Zaire River Expedition Reunion 1974-75
Members of the Zaire River Expedition gathered on 4th October to mark the 40th anniversary of this tremendous adventure.

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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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Presenting new violin at Riberalta
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
July 2013

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