The variety among living organisms
Biodiversity is the variety 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.
Get up-to-date data and cover all aspects of biodiversity
- Data of protected areas directly from the responsible national government agencies
- Global databases from renowned international organizations, NGOs or research institutes
GRAS integrates global databases to complement information about protected areas with information about primary forests, biodiverse areas or other areas relevant for biodiversity conservations.
High quality standards
GRAS’ data sources are updated and extended dynamically in order to supply the user with the best available data sources. All biodiversity databases used in GRAS are selected according to high quality standards regarding content, data source, data quality, data format and availability of data.
GRAS conducted a comprehensive risk analysis in accordance with German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) for the members of the German Coffee Association
Let’s celebrate: GRAS has successfully launched the GRAS Tool+ for the next level of sustainability analysis
Events: GRAS presented at the Symobio 2.0 status conference
GRAS, a project member of Symobio 2.0, presented its progress in mapping crop-driven deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, and the Brazilian state of Bahia.
GRAS supports the German Coffee Industry in Complying with the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law
GRAS innovative platform for palm oil risk assessment
Introduction to ARIA platform the new GRAS service for palm risk assessment.
GRAS presents at the Food Security Standard (FSS) Due Diligence Webinar on the 29th of November 2022
GRAS is part of the Food Security Standard (FSS) Due Diligence Webinar Series, presenting solutions for companies to conduct risk analyses along the supply chain and the progress on the integration of food security criteria into the GRAS Tool.
The Bioeconomy Monitoring Hub
21 Feb 2022 – The SYMOBIO research team is developing systemic monitoring – and a new website, which is being set up as a central platform for bioeconomy monitoring. GRAS will contribute with the expertise in Remote Sensing to the holistic picture of bioeconomy within this research project.
Explore dataset for China and India in the GRAS Tool
23 April 2020 – GRAS Tool is now available for 48 different countries providing relevant information on biodiversity, carbon stock land use change, social indices and fire. Explore the full range of functionalities and datasets within the GRAS Tool.
Thailand, Vietnam and Kenya now available in the GRAS Tool
12 Sept 2019 – Information on biodiversity, land use change, carbon stock and social indices are now available for a total of 46 countries. Access the GRAS Tool and explore its various functionalities and datasets.