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)
EXPEDITIONS FOR SES MEMBERS
An Expedition for SES Members - want to go on expedition? Why not consider the SES's first Endorsed Expedition - the South African Giraffe Monitoring and Research Expedition 2018, which is being run by SES Member and Expedition Specialist Angus Wingfield and takes place in June 2018. For more details and to reserve your place (spaces are limited), CLICK HERE.
A new Championed Expedition - James Dyer's 'Into the depths of the Amazon 2018' - field-based research and monitoring deep in the southern Peruvian Amazon. CLICK HERE for more details.
John Blashford-Snell's Kenya Quest Expedition - Sitrep 4 is the last news from JBS and his team in Kenya. CLICK HERE for more details.
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.
To become a member of one of the oldest exploration organisations in the world, please CLICK HERE
EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY
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. Applications for Awards CLOSED at noon on Friday 12th January 2018.
Angus Wingfield will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in February and will give a talk about Life and Death in KwaZulu Natal on Tuesday 27 February. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.
Newall Hunter will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in March and will give a talk about The Science of Successful Expeditions on Tuesday 27 March. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.
Peter Kohler will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in April and will give a talk about Robots for Conservation on Tuesday 24 April. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.
Sam McConnell will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in May and will give a talk about Discovering the Red Land on Tuesday 29 May. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.
Sacha Dench will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in June and will talk about The Flight of the Swans on Tuesday 26 June. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.
Please see EVENTS for more news and events.
MAKE A DONATION TO THE SES
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Please click here to download the SES Disclaimer.pdf (187 KB).