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.
1,267,127 seed samples
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 ...
Ghana genebank becomes 100th depositor to safeguard food crops in the Seed Vault
Today, Ghana becomes the 100th depositor to deposit seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Securing the foundation of our food supply at -18° Celsius
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 6-7 June 2023 –the Svalbard Global Seed Vault welcomes 40,507 new seed samples from nine genebank depositors, including ...
15-year-olds in Svalbard celebrates the “15 year old” Svalbard Global Seed Vault on 28 February 2023
The 15-year-olds in Svalbard assisted when new 20,000 seed samples from 20 gene banks from all over the world were ...
After 15- Years: Aiming to Secure Seeds Representing Every Important Crop Variety Available in the World Today
In February 2023, it will be 15 years since the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was opened. Over the last 15 ...
Two Newcomers Join Svalbard Global Seed Vault for Final Opening of 2022
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is set to accept new seed shipments from 12 genebanks around the world this week, ...
Spain and Lithuania depositing seeds for first time
Two genebanks joined the growing number of depositors to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault this week and varieties of rice ...
The Partners providing for the management, operation, mainentance and long-term funding of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault: