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 ...
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 Svalbard Global Seed Vault inspires world leaders to champion the safeguarding of the world’s seeds and their contribution towards SDG 2: Zero Hunger
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault received the largest seed deposit since its 2008 opening on February 24, 2020. In recognition ...
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)