Safecast is an international volunteer driven non-profit organization
whose goal is to create useful, accessible, and granular environmental data. All Safecast data is published, free of charge, into the public domain under a CC0 designation.
Safecast is a registered trademark and can not be used without permission.
Safecast is apolitical
We take no position either for or against nuclear power. Our community is inclusive and non-partisan, bringing together people of all ages and from all walks of life. Outreach activities allow us to share our experiences with individuals and groups worldwide through frequent workshops, talks, and educational programs.
Safecast is pro-data
We're committed to giving people accurate information they can use to help make their own informed decisions. Safecast is funded by individuals, grants, and charitable foundations, however financial contributors and donors have no input on Safecast methods or mission.
Safecast is voluntary
Data is collected primarily by volunteers using Safecast designed hardware. We do not assign areas to be measured, rather each data volunteer is free to measure areas they consider worthwhile. Measurements are taken free of charge. Several layers of quality control are in place and best practices are followed, but no warranties or guarantees are provided.
At Safecast, we're proud that much of our work overlaps with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The following goals are directly related to our efforts. Click on any icon for more details.
The Safecast Team
In response to Japan’s tsunami and nuclear disaster of March 2011 a group of individuals came together in an effort to address a critical public need for open, accurate, and unbiased environmental data. Setting out to collect and publish useful data relating to the levels of nuclear radiation in and around the area of the disaster in Japan, Safecast was born.
Today our growing Safecast team continues collect and publish environmental data from all over the world.
Board Member, Sensor Design
Ray has long been a pioneer in the areas of communications and social productivity. Through late 2010 he served as chief software architect of Microsoft, the company’s most senior technical leadership role that he assumed following its acquisition of Groove Networks - a company he founded in 1997 to develop software for secure peer-to-peer business team collaboration. Ozzie currently serves as a director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Safecast, and Balena.
Angela Eaton is a contributing author to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation’s publication Innovations in Urban Water Infrastructure and has served as a SXSW Eco Advisory Board member. She participated as a member of the Civil Society Working Group during the United Nations Habitat III process and remains involved with the UN-Habitat’s international non profits and women’s organizations. Angela was awarded mayoral recognition by the City and County of San Francisco for her use of technology to assist the City in meeting its green house gas reduction goals.
Joi Ito is an activist, entrepreneur and scholar focusing on the ethics and governance of technology, tackling complex problems such as climate change, and redesigning the systems that support scholarship and science.
Japan Director, Co-Founder
Pieter Franken's career has primarily been in Fintech where he is known for pioneering innovative services by embracing bleeding edge technologies while minimizing time-to-market and dramatically reducing costs.
Global Director, Co-Founder
Sean Bonner is an entrepreneur, publisher, activist, artist and enthusiast. He is an Associate Professor at Keio University in Tokyo and sits on the board of CicLAvia. Since 2014 has been a Fellow with the Shuttleworth Foundation.
Education & Workshops
Advisor, NYU GovLab
Servers & Device Prototyping
Los Angeles Coordinator
Outreach & Technical Support
Outreach & Advocacy
Maps & Apps
Android App Development
Advisor, Keio SFC
Design Thinking / Kittychan
Education & Outreach