Svalbard Global Seed Vault

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Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Svalbard globale frøhvelv
Svalbard Global Seed Vault logo.svg
Svalbard Global Seed Vault is locatit in Svalbard
Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Location within Svalbard
General information
Status Complete
Teep Seed baunk
Location Spitsbergen
Toun or ceety Longyearbyen
Kintra Norawa
Coordinates 78°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
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Grundbreakin 19 Juin 2006[1]
Opened 26 Februar 2008[2]
Cost NOK 45 million (US$9 million)
Technical details
Fluir coont 1
Fluir aurie ~1,000 m2 (~11,000 sq ft)[3]
Awairds an prizes Norse Lichtin Prize for 2009
No.6 TIME's Best Inventions o 2008
Wabsteid
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 kilometres (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.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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 msnbc.com. Retrieved 3 Julie 2011. 
  3. "Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The Location". Regjeringen.no. Retrieved 15 Aprile 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.