Svalbard Global Seed Vault, inside the vault

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Dag Endresen on March 1, 2008

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault ( provides a safe backup of seeds on food crops conserved by seedbanks worldwide. This picture is from inside the vault. The caretaker of the vault, Ola Westengen, is making the final adjustment of the seed boxes from the first seed deposit made at the opening of the vault.

CALedbetter on July 6, 2013

Our arid lands repository sent clean seed samples to the vault after a request for materials in ~ 2010. Looks like a large and beautiful facility.

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Dag Endresen
Oslo, Norway

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  • Uploaded on March 1, 2008
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    by Dag Endresen
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S80
    • Taken on 2007/02/27 19:19:09
    • Exposure: 0.100s (1/10)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash