Peer-reviewed Publications

Enenkel, M., Brown, M.E., Vogt, J.V., McCarty, J.L., Reid Bell, A., Guha-Sapir, D., Dorigo, W.A., Vasilaky, K., Svoboda, M., Bonifacio, R., Voigt, S., Anderson, M., Funk, C., Osgood, D.E., Hain, C.15, Vinck, P. (2018): Vulnerable communities as the key to contextualize and mitigate extreme climate impacts, in preparation

Enenkel, M. and Kruczkiewicz, A.: Careers in the twilight zone – A new generation of humanitarian research-practitioners, Commentary, Nature Climate Change, in preparation

Enenkel, M., Brown, M., Ouni, S., Blakeley, S., Osgood, D. (2018): The impact of decadal climate shifts on weather index insurance design, in preparation

Blakeley, L, Husak, G., Harrison, L., Funk, C., Peterson, P., Osgood, D., Enenkel, M.: Identifying Precipitation and Reference Evapotranspiration Trends in West Africa to Support Drought Insurance, in preparation

Dookie, D. and Enenkel., M. (2019):From Science to Science-based:
Using state-of-the-art climate information to strengthen DRR in Small Island States, conference paper, Annual Research Conference on Small States (ARCSS), 29-31 January 2019 in Valletta, Malta

Osgood, D., Powell, B., Diro, R., Enenkel, M., Brown, M., Husak, G., Blakeley, S., Hoffman, L., McCarty, J.: Farmer Perception, Recollection, and Remote Sensing in Weather Index Insurance: An Ethiopia Case Study, Remote Sens. 2018, 10(12), 1887;

Enenkel, M., Farah, C., Hain, C., Anderson, M., White, A., You, L., Wagner, W., and Osgood, D. (2018): What rainfall does not tell us – Enhancing financial instruments with satellite-derived soil moisture and evaporative stress, featured special issue, Remote Sens. 2018, 10(11), 1819;

Enenkel, M., Osgood, D., Powell, B., Brown, M, McCarty, J., Neigh, C., Carroll, M., Anderson, M., Hain, C. Husak, G. and Wooten, M. (2018): Exploiting the convergence of evidence in satellite data for advanced weather index insurance design, Weather, Climate and Society, Volume 11 No. 1, p. 65-93 DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-17-0111.1.

Enenkel, M., Martinez Sáenz, S., Dookie, D. S., Braman, L., Obradovich, N., Kryvasheyeu, Y. (2018): Social Media Data Analysis and Feedback for Advanced Disaster Risk Management,, Social Web in Emergency and Disaster Management: Collective Sensing, Trust and Resilience in Global Crises, 9 Feb 2018, Los Angeles, Ca, USA

Neigh, C.S.R., Carroll, M., Wooten, M., McCarty, J. L., Powell, B., Husak, G., Enenkel, M. and Hain, C. (2018): Smallholder crop area mapped with wall-to-wall WorldView sub-meter panchromatic image texture: a test case for Tigray, Ethiopia, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume 212, June 2018, Pages 8-20, DOI:

Enenkel, M., Papp, A., Veit, E. And Voigt, S. (2017): Top-down and bottom-up – A global approach to strengthen local disaster resilience, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Proceedings 2017 p. 1-7, 10.1109/GHTC.2017.8239247, presentation at GHTC 2017 (San José, USA, 19-22 October 2017) here

Enenkel, M., Osgood, D. and Powell, B. (2017): The added-value of satellite soil moisture for agricultural index insurance, Taylor and Francis book chapter, in Petropoulos, G.P. & T. Islam (2017): Remote Sensing of Hydrometeorological Hazards, pp. 69-81, Elsevier, ISBN: 978-1-4987-7758-2

Lechner, K, Nolde, M, Kiefl, R, Enenkel, M., Papp, A., Scherkenbach and Voigt, S. (2017): Earth Observation for SOS Children’s Villages: Deployment of cutting-edge technology to support a humanitarian NGO in emergency management, GI Forum, Symposium and Exhibit applied Geoinformatics, 4-7 July 2017, Salzburg, Austria

Enenkel., M., Steiner, C., Mistelbauer, T., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W., See, L. Atzberger, C., Schneider, S. and Rogenhofer, E. (2016): A Combined Satellite-Derived Drought Indicator to Support Humanitarian Aid Organizations, Remote Sens. 2016, 8(4), 340; doi:10.3390/rs8040340

Brocca, L., Wade, C., Ciabatta, L., Massari, C., De Rosnay, P., Enenkel, M., Hahn, S., Amarnath, G., Camici, S., Tarpanelli, A., Wagner, W. (2017): A review of the applications of ASCAT soil moisture products, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, DOI: 10.1109/JSTARS.2017.2651140

Enenkel, M., Reimer, C., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W., Pfeil, I., Parinussa, R., De Jeu, R. (2016): Combining satellite observations to develop a global soil moisture product for near-real-time applications. Hydrol Earth Syst Sci 20, 4191–4208. doi:10.5194/hess-20-4191-2016

Enenkel, M., See, L., Karner, M., Alvarez, M., Rogenhofer, E., Baraldes, C., Lanusse, Salse, N. (2015): Food Security Monitoring via Mobile Data Collection and Remote Sensing: Results from the Central African Republic, PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142030

Enenkel., M., Dorigo, W., Wagner, W. and See., L. (2015): Improving Agricultural Drought Indicators – How Satellite-derived Soil Moisture can Fill the Gap; In: Evaluation of drought and impacts through interdisciplinary methods, Conference Proceedings, Interdrought Summer School, 7-11 June 2015, Mikulov, Czech Republic

Wagner, W., Fröhlich, J., Wotawa, G., Stowasser, R., Staudinger, M. Hoffmann, C., Walli, A., Federspiel, C., Aspetsberger, M., Atzberger, C., Briese, C., Notarnicola, C., Zebisch, M., Boresch, A., Enenkel, M., Kidd, R., Von Beringe, A., Hasenauer, S., Naeimi, V., Mücke, W. (2014): Addressing Grand Challenges in Earth Observation Science: The Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring, ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume II-7, 2014

Enenkel, M, See, L., Bonifacio, R., Boken, V., Chaney, N., Vinck, P., You, L., Dutra, E. and Anderson, M. (2014): Drought and food security – Improving decision-support via innovative collaboration and new technologies, Global Food Security

Enenkel, M. (2011) GLOWASIS – The GLObal WAter Scarcity Information Service, Earthzine, at: (reviewed according to IEEE publication standard)

Enenkel, M. (2011) Disaster Preparedness in the Water Sector of Developing Countries, at: (reviewed according to IEEE publication standard)

Non-reviewed publications, presentations and other activities (non-exhaustive)

Enenkel, M. (2019): Using near real-time alerting, climate services and mobile apps to strengthen disaster preparedness in Florida, online training session for SOS Children’s Villages USA

Enenkel, M. (2018): Why we’re turning the emergency life cycle upside down, Nethope Global Summit, Dublin, Ireland, 5-9 Nov 2018

Enenkel, M (2018): Overlap between humanitarian disaster risk management and traditional supply chain logistics, DHL Risk and Resilience conference, invited keynote, Troisdorf, Germany, 20 Sept 2018

Enenkel, M. (2018): The added-value of satellite data for the next generation of humanitarian applications, Euroconsult Global Satellite Business Summit, invited keynote, Paris, France, 14 Sept 2018,

Enenkel, M., Martinez Sáenz, S., Dookie, D. S., Braman, L., Obradovich, N., Kryvasheyeu, Y. (2018): Social Media Data Analysis and Feedback for Advanced Disaster Risk Management, University College London, 8th Institute for Risk and Disaster ReductionAnnual Conference, London, 20th June 2018

Enenkel, M (2018): Bottom-up and top-down – Linking big data to local knowledge, Keynote presentation (side event) at the World Bank’s Understanding Risk Conference, Mexico City, 14-18 May 2018

Enenkel, M. (2018): A global emergency preparedness strategy that considers individual local risk profiles, SOS Children’s Villages International workshop at Salzburg University, 3-4 May 2018, Salzburg, Austria

Enenkel, M. (2017): The big added-value of small communities for advanced disaster risk management; United Nations/Germany International Conference on International Cooperation Towards Low-Emission and Resilient Societies, 22-24 November 2017, Bonn, Germany

Enenkel, M. (2017): An NGO perspective on disaster risk management – Thinking beyond projects, World View Global Alliance, 9-11 October 2017, Munich, Germany

Enenkel, M. (2017): Disaster simulation exercise facilitator, Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction across the Americas, 3-8 Sept., Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enenkel, M. (2017): Less Think-Tanks, More Do-Tanks; How the IRI can support the disater risk management of SOS Children’s Villages International, Talk at Columbia University, 20 May 2017, available at:

Enenkel, M., Braun, M., Ouni, S., Lebel, T. (2017): The impact of climate change on weather index insurance design, EGU General Assembly 2017 (Hydroclimatic extremes under change: advancing the science and implementation in hazard prevention and control), Vienna, Austria, 24-28 April 2017

Pfeil, I, Hochstöger, S., Amarnath, G., Pani, P., Enenkel, M. and Wagner, W. (2017): Predicting Vegetation Condition from ASCAT Soil Water Index over Southwest India, EGU General Assembly 2017 (Application of remote sensing and Earth-observation data in natural hazard and risk studies), Vienna, Austria, 24-28 April 2017

Hochstöger, S., Pfeil, I, Amarnath, G., Pani, P., Enenkel, M. and Wagner, W. (2017): Enhanced agricultural drought monitoring using a soil water anomaly-based drought index in south-west India, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 April 2017 (poster session)

Enenkel, M. (2017): Status of Resilience360 for disaster risk management at SOS Children’s Villages International, Allianz Insurance, Munich, Germany: View the Prezi
Carrol, M.L., Neigh, C.S.R., Wooten, M.R., Husak, G.J., McCarty J.L., Powell, B.F., Enenkel, M., Hain, C.R., Anderson, M.C., Osgood, D.E. (2016) Mapping and monitoring small stakeholder agriculture in Tigray, Ethiopia using sub-meter Worldview and Landsat imager and high performance computing. Poster presentation conducted at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, California.

Enenkel, M. (2016): The added-value of satellite data for microinsurance, Technological Innovations and Agricultural Micro-Insurance Logistics workshop at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C., 13-14 October 2016

Enenkel. M. and Osgood, D. (2016): The added-value of satellite soil moisture for agricultural index insurance, 3rd Satellite Soil Moisture Validation and Application Workshop, New York City, 21-22 September 2016

Enenkel, M., Mistelbauer, T., Dorigo, W., See, L., Vinck, P. and Papp, A. (2014): Joining forces for food security – Linking Earth Observation and crowd-sourcing for improved decision-support to aid organizations, American Geophysical Union, 15-19 December 2014, San Francisco, USA

Enenkel, M. (2014): The Added-Value of Earth Observation for Humanitarian Aid;
Vortrag: Doctors without Borders Austria General Assembly 2014, Wien; 23.05.2014.

Mistelbauer, M. Enenkel, W. Wagner: POETS – Python Open Earth Observation Tools”;
Poster: GIScience 2014, Wien; 23.09.2014 – 26.09.2014; in: “Extended Abstract Proceedings of the GIScience 2014”, GeoInfo Series, 40 (2014), ISBN: 978-3-901716-42-3; 3 S.

Enenkel, M (2015): Droughts, Microwave Remote Sensing and Food Security, Czechglobe Drought Monitoring Expert Workshop, 14-15 May 2015, Mikulov, Czech Republic

Enenkel., M. and Mistelbauer, T. (2015): Developing a user-friendly Drought Monitoring and Forecasting Tool for Doctors without Borders, EGU2015-7133, EGU General Assembly, 12-17 April, 2015, Vienna, Austria

Wagner, W., Reimer, C., Bauer-Marschallinger, B., Enenkel, M., Hahn, S., Melzer, T., Paulik, C. and Dorigo, W. (2015): Long-term soil moisture time series analysis based on active microwave backscatter measurements, 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 11-15 May 2015, Berlin, Germany

Mistelbauer, T., Enenkel, M. and Wagner, W. (2014): POETS – Python Open Earth Observation Tools, GIScience 2014, Vienna, September 23-26, 2014

Enenkel, M. Joining forces for food security – linking earth observation and crowd-sourcing“;International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity 2014, Fairfax, Virginia, USA; 20.10.2014 – 23.10.201 4.

Enenkel, M. (2014): Joining forces for food security – Linking earth observation and crowd-sourcing for improved decision-support to aid organizations, European Space Agency Satellite soil moisture validation & application workshop, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-11 July 2014

Wagner, J. Fröhlich, G. Wotawa, R. Stowasser, M. Staudinger, C. Hoffmann, A. Walli, C. Federspiel, M. Aspetsberger, C. Atzberger, C. Briese, C. Notarnicola, M. Zebisch, A. Boresch, M. Enenkel, R. Kidd, A. von Beringe, S. Hasenauer, V. Naeimi, W. Mücke: Addressing Grand Challenges in Earth Observation Science: The Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring”; Hauptvortrag: ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium 2014, Istanbul, Turkey (eingeladen); 29.09.2014 – 02.10.2014; in: “Proceedings of the ISPRS Technical Commission VII Symposium 2014”, F. Sunar, O. Altan, M. Taberner (Hrg.); ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume II-7 (2014), ISSN: 1682-1777; S. 81 – 88.

Wagner,W., Enenkel, M. and C. Paulik (2014): WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2013, WMO-No. 1130, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva

Wagner, W., Enenkel, M., Triebnig, G. and Wotawa, G. (2014): The Earth Observation Data Centre (EODC) for Water Resources Monitoring, Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Ministerial Summit, Geneva, Switzerland

Enenkel, M. (2013): Application of the Enhanced Combined Drought Index over Southeast Asia, Regional workshop of the Joint section of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, 12-15 November 2013, Penang, Malaysia

Enenkel., M., Rojas, O. and Balint, Z. (2013): Use of satellite-derived soil moisture to improve drought monitoring, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU2013-1109, EGU General Assembly, 7-12 April, 2013, Vienna, Austria

Wagner, C. Paulik, S. Hahn, T. Melzer,R. Parinussa, R. De Jeu, W. Dorigo, D. Chung, M. Enenkel (2013). Soil Moisture Extremes Observed by METOP ASCAT: Was 2012 an Exceptional Year? Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU2013-9120 EGU General Assembly, 7– 12 April 2013,Vienna, Austria

Enenkel, M., Dorigo, W., Guadaloupe,S., Fritz, S. (2013) Improved Food Security Monitoring via a satellite-derivedDrought Index and a Mobile Phone Application. 1st International Conference on Global Food Security. 29 September-2 October 2013, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.

Enenkel, M. and Reshef, I. (2012): Improved agricultural Drought Monitoring via Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture, American Geosciences Union, 19-22 February, Hawaii, USA (Poster, no proceedings)

Enenkel: “Satellite-Based Soil Moisture for Drought and Flood Monitoring and Forecasting”; ESA-NEREUS joint publication (invited), The Growing Use of GMES across Europe’s Regions (2012), S. 58 – 59

W. Wagner, M. Enenkel, G. Treibnig, G. Wotawa: “Global hydrological monitoring and science support service platform – Investigations into viable concepts for an Earth Observation Data Centre for Water Resources Monitoring“; Poster: Österreichischer GEO/GEOSS Workshop, Österreichischer GEO/GEOSS Workshop, Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMWF); 10.12.2012.

Pozzi, W., Fugazza, C., Brewer, M. J., Santoro, M, Nativi., S., Lee, B. and Enenkel, M. (2011): Global Drought Monitoring Service through the GEOSS Architecture, Engineering Report, Geoss Architecture Implementation Pilot (AIP), Drought and Water Working Group

Enenkel, M.: The use of satellite-derived soil moisture for agricultural drought monitoring,UN-SPIDER International Expert Meeting: Crowdsource Mapping for Preparedness and Emergency Response, Vienna, Austria 5-6 July, 2011, Presentation here