Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Our distant offspring may have to fight polar bears to get to an Arctic seed storage, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, that is being built on the Svalbard Archipelago, 300 miles north of Norway. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is being built to house seeds from around the world in case of global disaster; such as nuclear war, plant epidemics, or even another Ice Age. The Global Crop Diversity Trust is assisting developing countries in the preparation, packaging and transportation of their nation's seeds. The construction of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is slated to be completed in September 2007. At a cost of $4.8 million for the infrastructure, this is certainly going to be one impressive seed storage container.