The INCREASE consortium is a four-year project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The consortium includes several partner institutions from science, technology, and practice in Iran and Germany: Free University of Berlin – Disaster Research Unit (DRU); Cologne University of Applied Sciences (THK) – Institute for Rescue Engineering and Hazard Prevention; University of Bonn – Institute for Geodesy and Geoinformation; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT); German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW); University of Würzburg – Institute for Geography and Geology; empirica ag, Research and Consulting; Leibniz Institute for Ecological and Regional Development e.V.; German Committee for Disaster Reduction (DKKV)e.V.; University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences – Emergency and Disaster Health Research Center; International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology; Tehran University of Medical Sciences – Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies; Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization; Iranian Red Crescent Society; Tehran Fire Department; Tehran Urban Research and Planning Center; University of Tehran – College of Fine Arts; Karaj City; Iran Grid Management Company; German Red Cross e.V. (GRC) – General Secretariat. The address of the project website is:


Disaster Research Unit (DRU)
Freie Universität Berlin
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
12165 Berlin
Mail: increase-project[at]
Telefon: +49 (0)30 838 72611