The Global Resource Observatory (GRO) investigates how the scarcity of finite natural resources will impact global social, financial and political fragility in the short term. GRO includes an open source multidimensional model able to quantify the plausible short term interactions of the human economy with the carrying capacity of the planet and key resource requirements. The GRO tool(s) enable the widespread integration of the implications of depleting key resources into all levels of policy and business decision making.
To inform this model, the GRO database was created. The database does not only provide a starting point for the GRO model, but also provides anyone with an accessible, transparent, and easy to use way to access open source data.