“New chapter in history” as Poland signs depositor’s agreement
The Polish flag next to the Norwegian, thick agreement papers and a room full of anticipation. As the head of ...
Seed Vault named one of the 50 most influential projects
The organisation Project Management Institute has named Svalbard Global Seed Vault the 10th most influential project during the last 50 ...
Withdrawal of ICARDA Aleppo seeds accomplished
By mid-August, the third and last part of the seeds deposited by the ICARDA gene bank in Aleppo, Syria were ...
Second seed deposit from SPGRC this year
After depositing 1158 new seeds accessions this week, the SPGRC gene bank has secured in total 5244 seed samples in ...
Long travelled seeds in place in the Seed Vault
The second regular Seed Vault opening this year was accomplished during the first week of June. Two gene banks deposited ...
Seeds from unique forage collection deposited in the Seed Vault
Seeds from the world’s arguably most diverse and unique forage collection were deposited in Svalbard Global Seed Vault today. In ...
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 management and operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is carried out by NordGen through an agreement between the Norwegian ...