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Caption: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the most Extensive seed collection In the world.
Barker "By sending some of our seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault we're adding a further level of 'back-up' to safeguard our collection for the future." What is the vegetable gene bank?
Managed by the Crop Trust, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault - on the remote Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen, between mainland Norway and the North Pole - is home to the largest collection of agricultural biodiversity, and will soon have 930,821 seed samples of various crops, such as barley, chickpea, lentil, potato, rice, sorghum and wheat.
This is the very first time that seeds previously deposited for safekeeping in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault have been retrieved, less than 10 years after the Vault opened.
She introduces the Frozen Ark Project and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, repositories of biodiversity (or "de-extinction"); she explores the potential positive impacts of evolutionary robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and more.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres from the North Pole.
Journal of International Affairs: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault protects seed collections from natural or man-made disasters.
I also think of the Svalbard Global seed vault on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen on a remote archipelago only 800 miles from the North Pole--a sanctuary providing a refuge for seeds in case of a large scale global crisis.
The hardiness of an ancient plant's frozen tissue is good news for Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other projects freezing seeds to safeguard against the extinction of modern plants.
"Microfilm and microfiche were once a utopian vision of access to all information," Kahle noted, "but it turned out we were very glad we kept the books." An obvious model for the repository is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which is buried in the Norwegian permafrost and holds 740,000 seed samples as a safety net for biodiversity.
Kahle envisions the book archive less like another Library of Congress than the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an underground Arctic cavern built to shelter back-up copies of the world's food-crop seeds.