A Secure Seedbank in Norway (25 pics)

Posted in       7 Dec 2011       10869       8 GALLERY VIEW

The Norwegian island of Spitsbergen is known for its Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located about 810 miles (1,303 km) from the North Pole. This secure seedbank preserves various plant seeds, duplicates or “spare” copies of seeds from gene banks from around the world, in an underground cavern. If the seeds are lost in gene banks, the Seed Vault will provide insurance, and in case of large-scale crises it will provide a shelter for them.

 


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smz 9 year s ago
pic 18 looks like nut sacks
       
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phish 9 year s ago
call me cynical.......yeah, right.
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
If it is legit, it's a good idea. I take it that "large scale crisis" is the blowing up of the world by nuclear weapons. What a nice politically correct way to state it, don't u think? Just asking.
       
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GOODSTUFF4U 9 year s ago
lots of fiction books talk about this place - in my mind it was more like a cave/salt mine
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
Most guys have a massive 'seed bank' in the tissues in the trash can next to their bed...
       
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JimJams 9 year s ago
Looks like one big desktop PC.
       
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ptpie 9 year s ago
good idea though
       
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bob 9 year s ago
So if things really do get that bad, who the heck can reach this place to get seeds?
       
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