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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)

INTREPID EXPLORERS WANTED
SES Endorsed Expedition - Giraffe Monitoring & Research Expedition 2018Want 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 August 2018. CLICK HERE for more details and to reserve your place (spaces are limited).

LATEST NEWS
TexEnergyTantalising 20% TexEnergy discount - TexEnergy have generously created a discount to SES Members on their fantastic range of remote power and storage products. CLICK HERE for more.

Newall Hunter 1 croppedMarch's SES@GauchoCity was a brilliant talk from Grand Slam Explorer Newall Hunter on the Science of a Successful Expedition - CLICK HERE to find out about his planning tips, kit and expedition logistics.

Emily Penn Invitation 210318Emily Penn - AGM Speaker - gave inspiring talk on her insights from high seas to low lying islands, connecting her experiences to the challenges facing today's society after this year's AGM. CLICK HERE.

Jamie Unwin and Hannah Pollock - flying the SES flag2017 Explorer Award Winners - expedition updates from SES Elodie Sandford Explorer 2017 Alex Braczkowski and SES Rivers Foundation Explorer 2017 Jamie Unwin - CLICK HERE.



EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY
SES Awards InvitationSES 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.

Operation Drake - Eye of the WindOperation Drake - 40th Anniversary Reunion Party - HMS President (London) on Wednesday 23 May 2018. TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Book yours on EVENTBRITE.

SES@GAUCHOCITY CALENDAR
Peter Kohler 240418Peter 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 290518Sam 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 260618Sacha 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.

Mac MacKenny Invitation 310718Mac MacKenney will be the SES@GauchoCity speaker in July and will give a talk about his incredible expeditions on Tuesday 31 July. Book your FREE ticket on EVENTBRITE.

Please see EVENTS for more news and events.

MAKE A DONATION TO THE SES
If you would like to help us continue the Society's work, please MAKE A DONATION NOW

SES MEMBERSHIP
To become a member of one of the oldest exploration organisations in the world, please CLICK HERE

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



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