What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic


Arctic Basecamp became officially registered as a Dutch Stichting (Foundation) in 2020 with the objective to encourage high level action and raise awareness of the global risk of Arctic change. 

Het bestuur van de stichting is onbezoldigd. De aangestelde directeur heeft een bruto jaarsalaris van € 40,000. 

Als er personeel in dienst komt van de stichting zullen de arbeidsvoorwaarden hier gepubliceerd worden. 

The board of the foundation is unpaid. The appointed director has a gross annual salary of € 40,000.

If staff are employed by the foundation, the terms of employment will be published here.


Name of the foundation:  Arctic Basecamp Foundation

Chamber of Commerce Trade Registration: Extract

RSIN number: 861127730

Contact details of the foundation: info@arcticbasecamp.org

Functions and names of the directors: Julian Oggel (Chairperson). Peter Bakker (Board Member). Vanessa Grant (Board Member).

Reward Policy: Part-time Executive Director, reports to the Board and reviewed annually

Outline of the policy plan: Policy Plan of Activities (click to view)

Report of activities carried out: Report on Activities for 2021

Financial accounts: Financial Report 2021

2021 ANBI Disclosure for Stichting Arctic Basecamp Foundation: ANBI

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board

Julian Oggel

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board Chair

Having previously worked as a maritime lawyer since graduation from university in 1994, Julian Oggel changed career in 2009. Since then he has been combining a job as the director of an investment firm in Rotterdam. That group also initiated Novatug BV, a company that has developed innovative towage technology to address the current challenges in shipping. Julian Oggel is (also) Novatug’s managing director.

Peter Bakker

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board Member

Mr Bakker has led WBCSD since 2012. WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Vanessa Grant

Arctic Basecamp Foundation Board Member

Vanessa Grant practises business law in Toronto. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance for public and private corporations, including private equity and venture capital. She also provides ongoing general corporate and commercial legal advice to a number of clients.

She has worked with several national and international clients in various industries, with a particular focus on technology companies, life sciences companies, and REITs.