Physical protection of nuclear materials and nuclear facilities


GRS - Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit mbH - is a scientific-technical expert and research company. It provides interdisciplinary knowledge, advanced methods and qualified data for assessing and improving the safety of technical facilities and for further developing the protection of man and the environment from technical hazards and risks. GRS activities are mainly focused on the area of nuclear safety, where it is Germany’s central expert institution.
GRS undertakes intensive co-operartion with various international partners and maintains close relations with foreign organisations. This involvement is manifested in many bilateral co-operation agreements and in the participation in numerous activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union. Foremost of the international relations is the partnership with the French Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), which encompasses a broad range of common activities. RISKAUDIT, a joint subsidiary of GRS and IRSN, provides an interface to common customers. At the same time, it coordinates the activities of the European Technical Support Organisations (TSOs) for issues related to the safety of nuclear power plants in Eastern Europe.