Disaster Research Unit (DRU)
Funded by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Societal Dimensions of Security)
Funding Code: 13N12812
Disaster Research Unit, Freie Universität Berlin
Research Forum on Public Safety and Security, Freie Universität Berlin
Institute for Technology and Management, Technische Universität Berlin
German Red Cross (DRK)
Berlin Fire Department (BFw)
German Association for Data Protection and Data Security (GDD)
HFC Human-Factor-Consult GmbH
Funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the project "Enablement of Urban Citizen Support for Crisis Response (ENSURE)" aims at developing innovative participative approaches to future population warning systems through a deepened understanding of the effects of different hazards in urban areas.
The sub-project „Population Behavior and Scenario Development“, jointly addressed by the Disaster Research Unit and the Research Forum on Public Safety and Security at Freie Universität Berlin, is focusing on the so-called isolation phase: the first period after the onset of a crisis or disaster, when people have to depend on themselves and help from outside, namely professional assistance, has not yet arrived. Against this background, our primary objective is to reach an in-depth understanding of human behavior during the isolation-phase which is based on concrete scenarios.
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