SES EXPLORER AWARDS

THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS

Echoing the Scientific Exploration Society's (SES) long history of worldwide exploration and pioneering leadership, our quest to encourage ‘Pioneers with Purpose’ is the primary focus of the SES Explorer Awards, designed to support inspiring leaders through scientific exploration at the frontiers of human discovery. SES seeks to enhance careers by providing high profile Awards for projects that will leave a lasting legacy and benefit. SES seeks the rising stars who could become major players in the next generation of explorers, willing to take on risks in a sensible way and who share the values of grit, curiosity, integrity and leadership that pioneers like SES Founder John Blashford-Snell expound.

Over the next decade, SES aims to showcase the finest feats of contemporary explorers alongside a new generation who can be inspired by them. SES believes the values expressed through the best kind of leadership, exposing integrity, understanding risk, pursuing scientific excellence and endeavour, are all values that the world urgently needs today to navigate the different choices facing humanity.

SES EXPLORER AWARDS 2017

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The SES Explorer Awards Committee have been busy reading the incredible number of applications submitted. Selecting the shortlist, let alone the winners for each of the seven Awards available this year, has been challenging to say the least. It gives us tremendous reassurance that the spirit of pioneering and purposeful exploration is stronger than ever. The SES is indebted to the supporters it partners with to develop these Awards, and who share its vision to support and celebrate the 'Pioneers with Purpose' in whose capable hands the future of scientific exploration lies.

The SES is also extremely proud of ALL those who applied for the Explorer Awards this year. The strength and depth of applications is extraordinary and each one is worthy of support as they head out on their quest for knowledge. Applicants this year represented 14 nationalities, testament to the global reach of the Awards. To see a summary of the SES Explorer Awards 2017, please click here SES Awards 2017.pdf (322 KB).

A TREBLE CELEBRATION

Please do join us this year for a treble celebration - not only will we be presenting the award winners with their Explorer Awards, but we will also welcome SES Honorary Vice-President Neil Laughton as Guest of Honour at our flagship event of the year. Neil is a highly acclaimed explorer himself who has led numerous expeditions on 7 continents by land, sea and air and has been inspired by John Blashford-Snell since school age. The third celebration is the presentation of the Hotung Medal award to Rosie Stancer, the polar explorer who is soon to cross the Taklamakan Desert, to celebrate her outstanding contribution to scientific exploration.

'TASTE OF EXPEDITION' RECEPTION

This unmissable celebration of Exploration and Leadership starts with a ‘Taste of Expedition’ reception where you can enjoy a glass of wine whilst meeting explorers, and see equipment and images from the field. The seven SES Explorer Award winners will then be presented with their Awards and tell us about their plans, and you will hear from explorers returning from their ventures. After the formalities, there will be a chance to meet and chat to this year's winners, many of whom will have travelled from far and wide to be with us on the evening.

DATE:

Thursday 11 May 2017

VENUE:

The Royal College of Surgeons (by kind permission), 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

TIMINGS:

6-6.30pm - Sponsors reception
6.30pm - Guests arrive for 'Taste of Expedition' reception
7-8.30pm - Awards presentations
8.30-9pm - Exhibits open
9pm - Close and depart

TICKET PRICES:

General Admission £45
SES and RCS Members £20
STUDENT TICKETS JUST £10 (cards to be shown on arrival)

Tickets include a glass of wine on arrival.

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SES EXPLORER AWARDS COMMITTEE: John Blashford-Snell OBE, DSc(Hon), D Eng(hc), FRSGS, Andrew Mitchell BSc, FRGS, Barry Moss FRGS, Diane Allen, Edward Cooper, James Borrell, Sally Reid.

BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE SES EXPLORER AWARDS - A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY FOR SUPPORTING SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION
Would you consider supporting a 'Pioneer with Purpose' through the SES Explorer Awards? There is a great opportunity for individuals and organisations alike to encourage, recognise and reward the next generation of outstanding leaders in the world of scientific exploration and sustainability. By supporting a bespoke Award or series of Awards, or contributing to a collective Award you can support a rising star through their daring journey, scientific research and watch them go onto achieve great objectives whilst carrying their supporters’ name with pride.

Please do click here  SES Awards for Exploration.pdf (3.16 MB) or contact us to learn more about the unique opportunity we offer.

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Photo shows (from left to right): John Mitchell, SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2015, Giulia Grimaldi, SES Neville Shulman Film Award winner 2015, Aida Cuni Sanchez, SES Neville Shulman Award winner 2016, Stephen Spencer, SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2016, James Borrell, SES Cadogan Tate Explorer.

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