American photographer James Rajotte went on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard Arctic to photograph Svalbard Global Seed Vault.
The first stone in the foundation of the project, designed to save the seeds from global catastrophes, laid Norwegian Prime Ministers of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland in 2006. Structure in settlement Longyearbyen is at a depth of 120 meters and can store 4.5 million crop varieties. Currently in Svalbard – more than 860,000 samples from almost every country in the world. Seeds are packaged in special three-layer foil bags and kept in cold storage at -18 C.
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