Threatened Myanmar orchids conserved in the Seed Vault
Seeds of more than 400 endangered orchid species native to Myanmar rain forest are conserved in Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
Strengthened cooperation between the Plant Treaty and the Seed Vault
– No country can possibly maintain its own food security by itself. We have to all work together, says Christine ...
The Seed Vault Summit calls for action to save crop diversity
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Summit organized at the 10 year anniversary concluded with recommendations to governments to tackle three ...
Forgotten stories of frozen seeds
Over the last four years, the biodiverSEEDy project has been researching and working to advance the conservation of agricultural biodiversity.
Frozen Songs – from Svalbard to Belgrade and Paris
A well filled up audience at Svalbard Culture house, with locals and Seed Vault anniversary visitors, attended the dance and ...
One million seed samples deposited
Significant numbers of seed samples were deposited during the 10 year Seed Vault anniversary. The last updates of the Seed ...
About the global seed vault
The idea of having a global security storage facility in Svalbard, to house duplicates of seed conserved in gene banks ...
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is carved into a hillside above Longyearbyen airport, 130 meters above sea level.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault facilitates security conservation of seeds, comprising genetic material of importance for food and agriculture.
How we work
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault provides facilities for the safe deposit of seeds samples that have distinct genetic resources of ...
All gene banks holding sustainable seed collections are invited to deposit duplicates of their seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed ...
The Government of Norway established and fully funded the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The Norwegian government invites gene banks holding long-term and sustainable seed collections to deposit duplicates of their seed samples in ...
When the Svalbard Global Seed Vault opened to receive seed samples from the world’s gene banks, it received enormous attention ...
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a strong symbol of the importance of conserving plant genetic resources for human food ...
The management and operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is carried out by NordGen through an agreement between the Norwegian ...