Genetics safe. How to construct a “doomsday Vault”
Exactly 10 years ago Svalbard was opened so-called “doomsday Vault” — Swavarski Global Bank seedbanks (eng. Svalbard International Seed Vault).
What is it and why is it necessary? Briefly
“Doomsday vault” is a bunker on Svalbard (territory of Norway). There are seeds of plants in case of environmental disaster. According to the UN 75% of crop diversity in the twentieth century has been lost. Storage will help to preserve what is left.
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What is it and why is it necessary? Long
The vault is built on the island Longyearbyen the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and represents a buried 120 metres, adjacent rooms, equipped with sluice chambers, explosion-proof doors and refrigeration walls. It is believed that it can withstand an earthquake, global warming and even a nuclear explosion.