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
TeepSeed 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)
Grundbreakin19 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 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 June 2006. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  2. Mellgren, Doug (27 February 2008). "'Doomsday' seed vault opens in Arctic". Associated Press via Retrieved 3 July 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |work= (help)
  3. "Svalbard Global Seed Vault: The Location". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  4. Charles, Daniel (23 June 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 (July 2011). "Food Ark". National Geographic. 220 (1): 108–131. OCLC 741814684.