Tag: Svalbard Global Seed Vault

If you have 15 minutes to spare, I highly recommend watching this gorgeously shot video by Studiocanoe about the history of Svalbard, a series of islands off the coast of Norway. The area is the home of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (pictures inside can be seen here and a video on it can be […]

At 78˚N in the Arctic Circle lies the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a gigantic structure that houses Earth’s largest single collection of seeds. David Osit takes us on a tour of this facility and explains its purpose in case the world…well, stops working the way we know it.

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WIRED has a look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which I wrote about previously. Photographer Dornith Doherty ventured into giant, secluded underground vault and had a first-hand look at the more than 10,000 seed samples housed inside. The freezing temperatures inside the vault locked up her digital SLR but her handy 4×5 camera worked […]