The ShadowView foundation was founded in 2013. We strive to improve humanitarian aid, conserve nature and biodiversity and fight environmental crime.
We aim to achieve these goals by:
a) Supporting other organisations by using innovative technology, such as unmanned aerial vehicles, GPS wildlife tracking and other specialised search & rescue equipment;
b) Monitoring and/or managing humanitarian crises situations or a situation in which wildlife population and/or the environment is threatened;
c) Organising activities that stimulate the use of innovative technologies or organising activities where these technologies are used to achieve the goals of the foundation;
d). Take on other tasks which aim to improve the goals of the foundation, for example:
Our philosophy is straightforward: our services and technology are used to protect and support people in crisis and conserve the environment. The ShadowView Foundation seeks to work collaboratively with partners who have similar mission goals and meet our own strict ethical standards.
Our ethical guidelines:
ShadowView UAVs will never carry weapons or munitions. Our UAVs will not be used for operations that will cause obvious harm to the environment. We will not provide services or equipment to regime’s blacklisted for such systems and services by either European or American governments.
The Foundation details:
The ShadowView Foundation
3026 GW Rotterdam
Phone number: +31 6422 99 727
RSIN (tax number): 852503027
Board of Directors
Laurens de Groot – chairman
Kees Aarts – treasurer
Richard van Deventer – secretary
All board members are authorised jointly with the others. The board members do not receive compensation for their work for the foundation. Board members are entitled to reimbursement for the reasonable costs and expenses they have incurred for the foundation in their role as board member.
The capital of the foundation is formed by:
– subsidies from grants and trusts
– donations from individuals and organisations
– bestowals, legacies and heritage
– all other assets and benefits
Fundraising is a support operation for ShadowView, with the sole purpose of providing the foundation with the money needed to undertake our missions. All funds are used to directly achieve the goals of the foundation. We do not take money from individuals, companies or governments who we feel do not meet our ethical guidelines. Our funds are managed by the treasurer of the board and an independent accountant.
You will find an annual report covering 2013 on this website before 1 July 2014. In the meantime you can look at our projects page to see what we have achieved.