The World Environment Situation Room is a dynamic knowledge platform designed to collect, process and share satellite data and the world's best environmental science and research. The platform includes critical tools to review progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Built and maintained by UNEP, the World Environment Situation Room provides real-time open data access to policymakers and the general public, using distributed networks, cloud computing, big data and improved search functions.

The World Environment Situation Room allows citizens to better understand – and even participate in the collection of – data on environmental changes. Indeed, the role of the public in "citizen science", or the crowd-sourcing of data, is one of the most cutting-edge and exciting tools emerging in the global research arena.