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Svalbard seed vault exterior

A Refrigerator in the Arctic

 Svalbard Global Seed Vault The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago, about  810 miles from the North Pole.  The seed vault is an attempt to insure against the loss of seeds in other genebanks during large-scale regional or global crises.  Remote Location The seed bank is 390 ft inside a sandstone mountain on Spitsbergen Island.  Seeds are packaged …

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