Merge of gene bank institutes in Portugal, Chile and Australia
Reorganisation of reseach institutes holding gene bank collections affects also the formalities and seed statistics at the Seed Vault. During ...
NordGen celebrates its 10 year anniversary
NordGen was formed in 2008, as a Nordic centre for conservation and use of genetic resources within plants, domestic animals ...
Seed Vault construction improvements proceed as planned
Work underway at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault to build a new, water-resistant access tunnel to the seed storage area ...
New Depositor Agreement signed as Thai Gene Banks Visited NordGen
This week representatives from two different Thai gene banks visited Sweden and NordGen to sign a new Svalbard Global Seed ...
Seeds – theme of the year at Oxford Symposium
The Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery has been organized every or every second year since 1983. The main theme ...
The Seed Vault presented at FutureFest in London
The FutureFest is one of Europe’s largest festivals exploring ways to shape a better future, organized in London on the ...
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 Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a strong symbol of the importance of conserving plant genetic resources for human food ...
The management and operation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is carried out by NordGen through an agreement between the Norwegian ...