SES is one of the longest running scientific exploration organisations in the world, with an unrivalled record of leading, funding and supporting over 200 expeditions since it began. Today, SES seeks to recognise high quality, innovative and pioneering scientific exploration in two ways:

(i) Championed Expeditions – expeditions championed by SES are those led by experienced explorers and professionals in their field. The aims and objectives of a championed expedition will align with the ethos of SES and we salute and recognise the expedition and its team.

(ii) Endorsed Expeditions – expeditions whose aims and objectives are endorsed by SES and provide SES members with the opportunity to take part in the expedition.

SES members and all other participants in SES Endorsed Expeditions take part at their own risk, and will not hold SES, its trustees, employees, volunteers, partners or agents liable (whether in contract or in tort or in negligence or for breach of statutory duty or otherwise) for any loss, damage, personal injury, delay or expense suffered or incurred on any such expedition. SES endorses the aims and objectives of these expeditions only.