Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) is a term used for objects or phenomena in the air that cannot be identified or explained by military or civil authorities. There are many theories about the origins of UAP, ranging from natural phenomena to technologies not yet known to the general public. Although there are many rumors and stories about UAP, there is no scientific evidence to date to suggest that UAP comes from non-natural sources.
Despite this lack of evidence, it is important to conduct research into UAP as it can lead to improved airspace safety and security, as well as technological innovations and economic growth.

Safety and Security

One of the main reasons why research into UAP is of great importance to the Netherlands is the safety and security of the airspace. UAP can pose potential threats to civil and military aircraft, which is why it is important to understand what these objects are and where they come from.
By researching UAP, one can gain insight into the nature of these objects and the risks they pose. This will enable the Netherlands to take measures to improve aviation safety and at the same time guarantee the security of the airspace.

Technological Innovations

In addition to airspace safety and security, research into UAP can also lead to technological innovations. For example, UAP can use advanced technologies that are not yet known to the general public. By researching these technologies, the Netherlands can gain insight into the possibilities they offer and how they can be used to improve technologies.

Economic growth

Research into UAP can also contribute to economic growth. The development and implementation of advanced technologies found through UAP research can strengthen industries and create new opportunities for employment and income. Moreover, economic growth can lead to greater prosperity and stability of the national economy.
Scientists take UAP seriously

On September 14, 2023, the NASA Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Independent Study Team published its final report with a series of recommendations on how the agency can advance the understanding of UAP. NASA pledges to continue study of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena. NASA believes it is important that the stigma regarding UAP disappears and calls on professionals, such as pilots, to report UAP. NASA has also appointed a Director of UAP Research who will lead further efforts research that takes place.

Other important research projects and organizations in the United States include the Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies, Harvard University Galileo Project and the SOL Foundation.