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 ...
Cherokee Nation safeguards its seeds in the Seed Vault
The Cherokee Nation – both its people and its tradition – were part of the 24 February seed deposit at ...
First time deposits of seeds primarly maintained in natural meadows
For the first time, seeds of species maintained in situ in meadows have been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed ...
First Slovak seeds deposited in Seed Vault
This time of year, the last rays of sun give Svalbard a magical blue light. And both the Slovak and ...
“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 ...
The Partners providing for the management, operation, mainentance and long-term funding of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault:
Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food (LMD)
Global Crop Diversity Trust (CropTrust)
Nordic genetic resource Center (NorGen)