Seed vault in Norway

Posted by carlos Mon, 24 Mar 2008 16:51:00 GMT

In Norway they have made a ginormous seed vault. It is politically part of norway but also in the arctic archipelago of svalbard and on the island of spitsbergen. It was built so that if a disaster was to occur, the survivers would open the seed vault and be able to grow lots of crops.

It is only 700 miles from the north pole. The cordinates to the seed vault are: 78 degrees north 15 degrees east. For more info click here
To make it cost a whopping $ 8 million. It is also 120 metres under ground!! 4.5 million seeds could be stored in there… WOW!

As you can see it is very big, cold and dark, so it has to be lit up with lights and heated up. But in this photo people are still working on it, unlike today because today it is finished.

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  1. Grandpa said 2 days later:

    Carlos

    I read your piece about the sead vault in Norway which I think is a good idea. What event which would wipe all plants would leave humans alive to go the the vault to get the seeds?

  2. vladimir petrov said 10 months later:

    I LOVE THE IDEA ABOUT THE VAULT, I HOPE IS NOT TO LATE, MANY SEED ARE NOT LONGER AMONG US BUT WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST CIMMYT

  3. Keir said about 1 year later:

    That seed vault must be massive and quite strange inside ! Like your explanation.

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