Scientific Exploration Society (SES) is a UK-based charity that was founded in 1969 by Colonel John Blashford-Snell CBE. It is the longest running scientific exploration organisation in the world. Each year through its Explorer Awards programme, SES awards grants to individuals leading scientific expeditions that focus on discovery, research and conservation in remote parts of the world offering knowledge, education and community aid. Members and friends enjoy charity events and regular Explorer Talks and are also given opportunities to go on exciting scientific expeditions.

SES has an excellent Honorary Advisory Board, which includes Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Dr Jane Goodall, Rosie Stancer, Pen Hadow, Bear Grylls, Mark Beaumont, Tim Peake, Steve Backshall, Vanessa O'Brien and Levison Wood. Without its support, and that of its generous benefactors, members, trustees, part-time staff and volunteers, SES would struggle to do all that it does.