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 ...
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 ...
Dates for Seed Deposits in 2021
The Seed Vault will be opened for seed deposits on the following dates in 2021: Week 7 (15.-18. February) Week ...
October Deposit Carried out as Planned Despite the Pandemic
Despite the global pandemic, genebanks efforts to secure duplicate seed samples at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault are still ongoing. ...
The 2020 Svalbard Seed Summit – Genetic diversity for more resilient food systems
The global community has committed to end hunger by 2030 and has identified genetic diversity as an important target. Most ...
The Partners providing for the management, operation, mainentance and long-term funding of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault: