WELCOME TO THE SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION SOCIETY
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
The Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK-based charity (No 267410) founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE and his colleagues. As a non-profit making organisation, SES exists to bring together like-minded explorers and scientists and to encourage pioneering exploration and worldwide scientific expeditions focusing on scientific, conservation, education and community aid projects, particularly in under-resourced environments.
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)
SES CHAMPIONED EXPEDITIONS
The Plastic Tide, the SES's first Championed Expedition, featured on BBC South West. BBC Reporter Andrea Ormbsy spoke to Peter Kohler and Ado Shorland about The Plastic Tide and how a small Cornish beach was one of the cleanest visited. See BBC South West - The Plastic Tide for more.
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Please click here to download the SES Disclaimer.pdf (187 KB).
SES Representative in Guyana - Major General Joseph Singh shares exciting news about the Wai Wai community. CLICK HERE for more.
SES Cadogan Tate Explorer 2017 - Chris Poonian is working his way along the coast of the Sinai Peninsula. CLICK HERE for more.
Operation Drake 40th Year Anniversary Reunion - Wednesday 23 May 2018 confirmed for party on board Eye of the Wind! Alumni asked to complete QUESTIONNAIRE to help with plans.
City Magazine - The Adventure Issue - SES Founder John Blashford-Snell talks about the purpose of the Scientific Exploration Society. READ THE FEATURE (Page 63).
SES Member awarded OBE - Explorer, Conservationist, Author and SES Member John Hare awarded OBE for his work for the conservation of the Wild Camel. CLICK HERE for more.
EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY
Alistair Carr will lead the SES Autumn Series lectures on Monday 18 September at The Park Tower Hotel with a talk on his book The Nomad's Path: Travels in the Sahel. CLICK HERE for more details.
The SES is delighted to announce that Fearghal O’Nuallain will be leading the Society's lectures in 2018 by giving a talk on Monday 22 January 2018. Please CLICK HERE for more details.
Please see EVENTS for more news and events.