9 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
From £90.00 per person
Explore is the Society's annual expedition and field research seminar held each November. With over 100 leading field scientists and explorers, the Explore weekend is unmissable for inspiration, advice and contacts.
The emphasis is on small projects with a research component but anyone planning overseas scientific expeditions or fieldwork is welcome - regardless of age or experience.
If you don’t yet have a firm idea don’t worry. Explore brings together a range of expedition professionals, scientists and travellers, with experience all over the world, to help you get the most out of your journey.
With over 300 people in the building this is a weekend to make new contacts. Learn from the experiences of others and ask your own questions in a workshop setting or share ideas over a drink in the bar on Saturday evening.
Contact us for more information on email@example.com, or 020 7591 3030.
Find out more about Explore
10.00am to 6.30pm: Foyle Reading Room
Open for map enquiries and to consult past expedition reports.
6.30pm: Pre-Explore Peter Smith Memorial lecture
Free to Explore delegates. Others £5 donation on the door.
You will be given the option to indicate in your booking for the weekend whether you will be attending this lecture. If you only wish to attend this lecture, please complete your booking here.
10.00am to 3.30pm: Main lectures Lecture topics and advice desks covering:
Putting purpose into your expedition
Project planning and organisation
Reports from returning expeditions
Budgeting and fundraising
Health and safety in the field
Eating well in the outdoors
3.30pm to 5.00pm: Logistics workshops Choose one session from the following:
Mountaineering and trekking
Polar and Arctic environments
Tropical forest expeditions
Desert and savannah expeditions
Oceans: marine and underwater
Adventure with purpose
Vehicle dependent expeditions
One-to-one advice sessions will also take place during the breaks.
5.30pm: Presentations of research posters from returned expeditions
6.00pm to 9.00pm: Explorers' bar
This is a great opportunity to make contacts, share experiences, and chat with speakers and delegates.
9.00am: Doors open
9.30am to 11.15am: Main lectures Lecture topics and advice desks covering:
Designing a research project
Working with the host country
Field mapping technologies
Communicating from the field
Applying for research grants
Sharing your discoveries
11.15am to 12.45pm: Field research and skills workshops Choose one session from the following:
Biological and natural sciences
Earth and environmental sciences
GIS and field mapping
Human and social sciences
Schools and educational expeditions
Route planning for overland journeys
3.00pm to 4.30pm: Communicating your discoveries workshops Choose one session from the following:
Film and video
Writing and blogging
Radio and sound-recording
Artists in the field
Field research: grant applications and getting published
5.00pm: Explore ends
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