Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Svalbard globale frøhvelv
Svalbard Global Seed Vault logo.svg
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Location within Svalbard
General information
KyndSeed baunk
Toun or ceetyLongyearbyen
Coordinates78°14′09″N 15°29′29″E / 78.235867°N 15.491374°E / 78.235867; 15.491374Coordinates: 78°14′09″N 15°29′29″E / 78.235867°N 15.491374°E / 78.235867; 15.491374
Elevation130 m (430 ft)
Grundbrakkin19 Juin 2006[1]
Opened26 Februar 2008[2]
Cost NOK 45 million (US$9 million)
Technical details
Fluir coont1
Fluir aurie~1,000 m2 (~11,000 sq ft)[3]
Awairds an prizesNorse Lichtin Prize for 2009
No.6 TIME's Best Inventions o 2008
Offeecial wabsteid

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault (Norse: Svalbard globale frøhvelv) is a secur seed bank on the Norse island o Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard airchipelago, aboot 1,300 kilometre (810 mi) frae the North Pole.[4] Conservationist Cary Fowler, in association wi the Consultative Group on Internaitional Agricultural Research (CGIAR),[5] stairtit the vault tae preserve a wide variety o plant seeds that are duplicate samples, or "spare" copies, o seeds held in gene baunks warldwide.

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  1. "Work begins on Arctic seed vault". BBC News. 19 Juin 2006. Retrieved 3 Julie 2011.
  2. Mellgren, Doug (27 Februar 2008). "'Doomsday' seed vault opens in Arctic". Associated Press via Retrieved 3 Julie 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  3. "Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The Location". Retrieved 15 Apryle 2012.
  4. Charles, Daniel (23 Juin 2006). "A 'Forever' Seed Bank Takes Root in the Arctic". Science. 312 (5781): 1730–1731. doi:10.1126/science.312.5781.1730b. PMID 16794050.
  5. Siebert, Charles (Julie 2011). "Food Ark". National Geographic. 220 (1): 108–131. OCLC 741814684.