Request about UFO, UAP and unknown airborne object reports

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Dear Joint Research Centre,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:
Can you forward me all files/documents on incidents regarding Unidentified Flying Objects, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Unknown Airborne Objects in European airspace including visual observations and radar reports reported by ATC and flight crews.

Yours faithfully,

Sebastian Kvist

Sebastian Kvist

Dear Joint Research Centre,

I hope to hear from you soon. Please note that if I do not hear anything from you within the next nine working days, then I will appeal.

Best regards,
Sebastian Kvist

JRC-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Joint Research Centre

Dear Mr. Kvist,

Thank you for your request for access to documents.
Unfortunately, you have not indicated your postal address. This is necessary for registering and handling your request in line with the procedural requirements.

Please send us your full postal address at your earliest convenience.

Thank you very much in advance and best regards,

Access to documents Team

European Commission
Joint Research Centre

Sebastian Kvist

Dear Joint Research Centre,

Here is my full postal address: Sylows Alle, 13,2,-23, 2000
Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Yours sincerely,
Sebastian Kvist

JRC ACCESS DOCUMENTS, Joint Research Centre

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[5]Your application for access to documents - Ref. Gestdem No 2022/2574 -
Ares(2022)3506443  (Please use this link only if you are an Ares user –
Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mr. Kvist,

 

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No
2022/2574

 

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your application for access to documents,
received on 26/04/2022 and registered on 06/05/2022 under reference number
GESTDEM 2022/2574.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
European Parliament, Council and Commission documents, your application
will be handled within 15 working days. The time-limit will expire on
1/06/2022.

 

In case this time-limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

 

For information on how we process your personal data, visit our page
[6]Privacy statement – access to documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Access to documents Team

European Commission
Joint Research Centre

 

 

 

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Dear JRC ACCESS DOCUMENTS,

I hope to hear from you soon regarding my request.

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian Kvist

JRC ACCESS DOCUMENTS, Joint Research Centre

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[5]Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2022/2574 -
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Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

 

Dear Mr Kvist,

 

We refer to your request for access to documents, registered on 06/05/2022
under the above mentioned reference number.

 

Your application is currently being handled. However, we will not be in a
position to complete its handling within the extended time limit of 15
working days, which expires today.

 

Therefore, we have to extend the time limit of 15 working days, in
accordance with Article 7(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding
public access to documents. The new time limit expires on 23 June 2022.

 

 

We do apologise for this delay and for any inconvenience it may cause.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Access to documents Team

European Commission
Joint Research Centre

 

 

 

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[5]Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No 2022/2574 -
Ares(2022)4180094  (Please use this link only if you are an Ares user –
Svp, utilisez ce lien exclusivement si vous êtes un(e) utilisateur d’Ares)

Dear Mr. Kvist

Subject: Your application for access to documents – Ref. GestDem No
2022/2574

 

With reference to your application for access to documents, registered on
06/05/2022 under the above-mentioned reference number, please find a note
for your attention, electronically signed on behalf of the Director
General of the Joint Research Centre.

 

We kindly ask you to acknowledge receipt of the note by replying to this
email within five days.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Access to documents Team

European Commission
Joint Research Centre

 

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Dear JRC ACCESS DOCUMENTS,

I hereby submit a confirmatory application.

I find the UAP topic relevant since it is JRC who is managing the ECCAIRS program (European Co-ordination Centre for Accident and Incident Reporting Systems).

Here it is relevant to mention that I’m personally aware that the Danish civil aviation authorities are open to reporting observations of UFOs/UAPs in ECCAIRS. I also know for a fact that the Unknown Airborne Object category exists in ECCAIRS. But please be aware that UAPs might also be registered/addressed in the system as infringement, incidents, airprox, unknown aerial vehicles etc. I therefore expect that all UAP related information is included, even though the phenomena might has be called something else. For example if a pilot spots an unknown object, the episode might be registered as an infringement. But that does not mean that a UAP incident has not taken place. In case there are registrations where you are uncertain about it being an indication of something unidentified/unknown operating in the airspace, please include these episodes too.

I also expect that JRCs position on UAP information in relation to Big Data from Space is being reconsidered. Personally I have been in contact with a researcher who considers space surveillance systems as a good starting point for registering unprecedented phenomena in the sky. This will include UAPs.

To make sure that there are no misunderstanding regarding what I mean by files/documents, then I also mean the following should be included: registration notes/ investigation notes/ research and analysis documents/ written correspondence and everything else which Article 3(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 includes in its definition of a document.

Best regards,
Sebastian Kvist

JRC-ACCESS-DOCUMENTS@ec.europa.eu, Joint Research Centre

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Dear Mr. Kvist,

 

In this case, as mentioned in our Reply, in accordance with Article 7(2)
of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001, you are entitled to make a confirmatory
application requesting the Commission to review this position.

 

Such a confirmatory application should be addressed within 15 working days
upon receipt of this letter to the Secretariat-General of the Commission
at the following address:

 

European Commission

Secretariat-General

Transparency, Document Management & Access to Documents (SG.C.1)

BERL 7/076

B-1049 Brussels

 

or by email to: [email address]

 

Best regards,

 

 

Access to documents Team

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European Commission
Joint Research Centre

 

 

 

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Dear Sir,

Thank you for your email dated 6 June 2022 by which you request, pursuant
to Regulation No 1049/2001 regarding public access to European Parliament,
Council and Commission documents, a review of the position taken by the
JRC in reply to your initial application GESTDEM 2022/2574.

We hereby acknowledge receipt of your confirmatory application for access
to documents which was registered on 7 June 2022 (Ares(2022)4207903).

Your application will be handled within 15 working days (28/06/2022). In
case this time limit needs to be extended, you will be informed in due
course.

Please be informed that the answer to your confirmatory application is a
formal Commission decision that will be notified to you by express
delivery. Thank you for providing your contact phone number, so that the
external delivery service can contact you in case of absence.

Please note that the Commission will not use your phone number for any
other purpose than for informing the delivery service, and that it will
delete it immediately thereafter.

Yours faithfully,

 

ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS TEAM (GD)

 

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European Commission

Secretariat-General

SG C.1

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Dear SG ACCES DOCUMENTS,

My phone number is: (+45) 2783 3308

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian Kvist