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  • GRAS is the first innovative, transparent, up-to-date and easy-to-use service for sustainability analysis
  • GRAS evaluates sustainability data and provides it in dynamic maps
  • GRAS uses the great potentials of remote sensing technologies

GRAS services benefit from the advantages of remote sensing technologies

GRAS is an innovative service which uses latest remote sensing technologies to provide comprehensive sustainability risk assessments in a one-stop-shop to its customers. The enormous potential of remote sensing and all related methodologies are used for the analysis of land use, land cover and land history. The methodologies are extremely efficient, highly reliable and therefore allow fast and trustworthy results at low cost.

Remote Sensing

Satellite images represent valuable and continuous records of the earths’ surface. With the development of remote sensing techniques, the analysis of the earths’ surface has reached new levels.

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms from marine, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Because of its significance for ecosystem functions and its intrinsic value biodiversity needs to be protected.

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Carbon Stock

The second largest anthropogenic source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere after fossil fuel combustion is land use and land use change. It is practically impossible to constrain the impacts of climate change within the reasonably tolerable limits of society without reducing emissions from land use and land use change.

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Land Use Change

The leading cause of deforestation is agriculture taking place mainly in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa. Reducing land use change is crucial to reduce the effects of climate change and to protect biodiversity.

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Social Indices

Working and general living conditions are important social criteria that play a crucial role for the assessment of sustainability risks. Examples for social indices are poverty, infant mortality, forced labor, child labor or corruption.

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