WELCOME TO THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION SOCIETY

ABOUT THE SOCIETY

The Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK based charity (No 267410) that was founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE. The SES leads, funds and supports scientific discovery, research and conservation in remote parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid. Whilst few areas of the world remain undiscovered, there is still much to learn and to be done in promoting sustainable economies, saving endangered species and offering community welfare in less developed countries.

SES seeks to inspire and support - through the SES Explorer Awards - the next generation of ground breaking 'Pioneers with Purpose'. It also seeks to recognise high quality, innovative and pioneering scientific exploration through championing the aims and objectives of a number of expeditions - Championed Expeditions - annually that match the aims and objectives of the SES.

Take a look at the 'Pioneers with Purpose' who have received SES EXPLORER AWARDS.

'Pioneers with Purpose' is supported by some of the GREAT NAMES of CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION  HAB Quotes.pdf (257 KB)

LATEST NEWS

Eye of the Wind at Pool of London following the completion of Operation Drake
Operation Drake 40th Anniversary Reunion - dates, timings and booking information for the Reunion Celebration including day trip aboard the Eye of the Wind. CLICK HERE for more details.

Kudu Bull (2)
SES Endorsed Expedition - South African Giraffe Monitoring and Research Expedition - an expedition in which SES Members can participate. CLICK HERE for more details.

SES Neville Shulman Film Award winner 2015, Giulia Grimaldi
SES Neville Shulman Film Award 2015 winner - Giulia Grimaldi shares some exciting news following her expedition to the Commander Islands (Russia). CLICK HERE for more details.

James Borrell - a flap necked chameleon on the road to Mana Pools in Northern Zimbabwe
SES Pioneers with Purpose - Explorer News - James Borrell, Martin Holland, Alex Braczkowski and Jamie Unwin share news from the field. CLICK HERE for more details.

JBS Mongolia Baatar Expedition 0718 2
Mongolia Baatar Expedition - July 2018 - Colonel John Blashford-Snell shares plans of expedition to Mongolia Baatar to locate snub-nosed Saiga antelope. CLICK HERE for more details and how to join.

Anit-Poaching Courses 2018 - Angus Wingfield
Anti-Poaching Courses in South Africa - SES Member Angus Wingfield is running Anti-Poaching Courses in South Africa next year. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

SES MEMBERSHIP

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EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

SES Awards Invitation 2018
SES Explorer Awards 2018 - join us for an evening of celebration as we present the 'Pioneers with Purpose' with their Awards at Imperial College, London on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. For potential SES Explorer Awards applicants, the CLOSING DATE for application submission is FRIDAY 12TH JANUARY 2018. CLICK HERE for more.

JBS
John Blashford-Snell will be giving a talk about Close Encounters with Wild Animals for children of all ages on Sunday 17 December at Motcombe Memorial Hall. CLICK HERE for more.

SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO CALENDAR

Fearghal O Nuallain invitation
Fearghal O’Nuallain will be leading the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO in 2018 and will talk about The Water Diaries on Tuesday 30 January. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.

Angus Wingfield Invitation
Angus Wingfield will be the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO speaker in February 2018 and will give a talk about Life and Death in KwaZulu Natal on Tuesday 27 February. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.

Newall Hunter 270318
Newall Hunter will be the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO speaker in March 2018 and will give a talk about The Science of Successful Expeditions on Tuesday 27 March. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.

Peter Kohler 240418
Peter Kohler will be the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO speaker in April 2018 and will give a talk about Robots for Conservation on Tuesday 24 April. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.

Sam McConnell 290518
Sam McConnell will be the SES SOCIALS@GAUCHO speaker in May 2018 and will give a talk about Discovering the Red Land on Tuesday 29 May. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.

Please see EVENTS for more news and events.

SES DISCLAIMER

Please click here to download the  SES Disclaimer.pdf (187 KB).

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Henrietta Thorpe
29th May 2017
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Columbian Amazonas - JBS 170517
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Henrietta Thorpe
24th May 2017
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