1 255 332 Seed Samples
6 141 Species
Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Safeguarding Seeds for the Future
We offer safe, free and long-term storage of seed duplicates from all genebanks and nations participating in the global community’s joint effort to ensure the world’s future food supply.
Welcome to the new seedvault.noPhoto: The Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Securing the foundation of our food supply at -18° CelsiusPhoto: NordGen/ Svalbard Global Seed Vault
15-year-olds in Svalbard celebrates the “15 year old” Svalbard Global Seed Vault on 28 February 2023Photo: Photo: Ragnhild Utne/Management Consultant
The Norwegian government invites gene banks holding long-term and sustainable seed collections to deposit duplicates of their seed samples in Svalbard Global Seed Vault free of charge.
For the General Public
The Seed Vault often receives offers for seed donations and also offers of voluntary seed collecting and for voluntary work in different supporting projects. Yes, individuals can help.