We offer safe, free and long-term storage of seed duplicates from all genebanks and nations participating in the global community’s ...
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 Svalbard Global Seed Vault facilitates security conservation of seeds, comprising genetic material of importance for food and agriculture.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is carved into a hillside above Longyearbyen airport, 130 meters above sea level.
The idea of having a global security storage facility in Svalbard, to house duplicates of seed conserved in gene banks ...
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 management and operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is carried out by NordGen through an agreement between the Norwegian ...
Dates for Seed Deposits in 2022
The Seed Vault will be opened for seed deposits on the following dates in 2022: Week 7 (14.-18. February) Week ...
Two new first-time depositors welcomed to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Seeds from the gene banks in Serbia and Latvia were among the total of 14 011 seed samples that were ...
Announcing Support for Genebanks to Back-up Crop Collections in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Because seeds don’t last forever, not even in genebanks, the Crop Trust and partners will help genebanks in their efforts ...
More than 30 000 new seeds arrive at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
In June 1st, 2021, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault received its highest number of seed deposits since February 2020 – ...
Seeds from Strawberries Deposited at the First Seed Vault Opening of 2021
FAO’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables is being recognized all around the globe—including at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. ...
In 2020: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault Welcomes Record Number of Depositors
After the completion of the technical upgrade of the Seed Vault in late 2019, new and old depositing genebanks participated ...
The Partners providing for the management, operation, mainentance and long-term funding of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault: