Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

  • Опубликовано: 4 май 2016
  • A rare look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault which is closed ~350 days a year
    Check out Audible:
    More info on the seed vault:
    My trip to Norway was funded by Screen Australia, Film Victoria and Genepool Productions as part of a new project. More information soon.
    Special thanks to Bente Naeverdal and the Crop Trust:

Комментарии • 6 238

  • Alperen Kul
    Alperen Kul 2 дня назад

    They created a small Wisconsin

  • Popeye Gordon
    Popeye Gordon 3 дня назад

    Sorry folks - this vault flooded due to permafrost thawing. Keep driving those fossil fueled cars......

  • Wulfleyn
    Wulfleyn 5 дней назад

    those boxes from North-Korea looked like something straight out of ww2, really cool :3

  • *my mom gay*
    *my mom gay* 5 дней назад +1

    Why Soo much security...
    No one is gonna bust in and steal seeds ..

  • thecocksaysmoo
    thecocksaysmoo 5 дней назад

    What's that splork on the seeds? It's not germs, is it?

  • Subin Jacob
    Subin Jacob 5 дней назад

    Now I can sleep at night in peace knowing our seeds are safe.

  • lch99310
    lch99310 7 дней назад

    As a conservation biologist, whose thesis is about seed preservation, this is a sacred place I dreamed to visit.

  • rolando Lozano
    rolando Lozano 9 дней назад

    Why would you not want Marijuana seeds with all the new findings made about it

  • rolando Lozano
    rolando Lozano 9 дней назад

    How much would it cost me to put some seeds

  • ProfGubbinstein
    ProfGubbinstein 10 дней назад +1

    Why would they not want GMO seeds in there? I can understand why they wouldn't want *just* GMO seeds, but they took centuries to get to this point. Erasing that progress seems like a waste

  • Jantzen Ryan
    Jantzen Ryan 11 дней назад

    Marijuana seeds should be included just sayin

  • Wings Unfurl
    Wings Unfurl 11 дней назад

    7:33 ghostly worker

  • Wings Unfurl
    Wings Unfurl 11 дней назад

    It would be crazy if all life did get wiped out, then 1000's years later, they found these seed chambers..

  • bjoartec
    bjoartec 12 дней назад

    What a stupidity this is !... Human don't trust the future !....

  • Sarah Riedel
    Sarah Riedel 13 дней назад +1

    I'm surprised that there are no GM seeds in there - you would think they would want to preserve crops that have the ability to withstand environmental stressors like drought or cold in case we somehow lose the technology and the ability to create these varieties in a lab.

    • Claystead
      Claystead 2 дня назад

      It’s because the vault was specifically founded because of worries about GMO crops "escaping" during experiments in Africa and disrupting the ecosystem. Monsanto (the GMO megacorp) is by far the largest non-government user of the vault, storing "unedited" versions of every plant type they experiment on in case something goes terribly wrong.

  • Es ist seltsam, oder?
    Es ist seltsam, oder? 15 дней назад

    3:47 ela não pareceu muito convicente hahaha

  • Zernos
    Zernos 18 дней назад

    i love how he asked about marijuana. this guys awesome.

  • julio1c1saga
    julio1c1saga 19 дней назад

    Waw! Its amazing! But it is a big mistake to exclude marijuana and other plants simply because are drugs. Thats stupid!

  • XxThEaFrIcAnDrUg LoRd
    XxThEaFrIcAnDrUg LoRd 21 день назад

    I luv Norwayy :D

  • Maelstrom
    Maelstrom 21 день назад

    Im swedish and her accent is so typical its amazing

  • Chaos insurgency
    Chaos insurgency 21 день назад

    Just gonna say. There aren't security guard i would love to join you helping guarding the outside door. Just gonna say incase if nobody should bring bombs to blast and steel or bringing toxic plants or weeds

  • Random Derpy Family
    Random Derpy Family 22 дня назад +1

    Why no GMOs?

  • Neeraj Patidar
    Neeraj Patidar 23 дня назад +1

    Who else is watching this video after the meeting of North and South Korea leaders.

  • Victoria chill
    Victoria chill 26 дней назад

    think for long term storage of seed there are just three important things:
    1.constant temperature
    2. no light hitting the seeds
    3. low humidity but not zero humidity

  • one boi
    one boi 26 дней назад

    My question is: can it withsand a nuclear blast

  • The TigerKing
    The TigerKing 27 дней назад

    Anyone from Norway? Btw Svalbard is a part of Norway 🇳🇴

  • shawnio
    shawnio 28 дней назад

    btw I can guarantee my life there is canabis sativa seeds there

  • shawnio
    shawnio 28 дней назад +1

    what is the point of this

  • Ella Zhou
    Ella Zhou 28 дней назад +1

    Who no GMOs? What if a super bug type thing wipes out all of our bananas? It'd take time to breed new ones.

  • Kamal Saran
    Kamal Saran 29 дней назад

    how did you even get in there?

  • Austyn Ploshnick
    Austyn Ploshnick Месяц назад

    Okay, but like is the point of this vault not to protect species of plants? But because some governments label a plant as "potentially dangerous" completely disregarding any medical benefits your just gonna let that plant be killed off if an apocalyptic situation that threatens all plant life happens, or just because some people use it to slightly tweak their consciousness is enough to not save it? Not to mention industrial hemp is one of the most versatile crops in existence! Well, fine I'll build my own seed vault, with blackjack and hookers!

  • LifeisGreat
    LifeisGreat Месяц назад

    This place looks like the map "Outpost" in
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

  • Rick Wijnveld
    Rick Wijnveld Месяц назад

    i bet you a billion dollars someone sneaked in pot seeds saying they are something else.

  • Top 0 things you NEED to know, and watch what my pet rock has to say on this subject!

    Well, you somehow made it alive to a building in a winter wasteland. The key is under the door mat.

  • inyazserg Sergey Larin
    inyazserg Sergey Larin Месяц назад

    Preserve the tropical plants' seeds/DNA> One day, when we have cut them all down, we might decide we need them back. I mean rainforests, tropical forests.
    PS Do the tropical countries send seeds from those forests?
    PSS There should be a similar vault for animal DNA, the same forest stuff. We will need the whole ecosystem.

    NOTJOKER 28 Месяц назад

    How were you aloud to film this?

  • Rene Knight
    Rene Knight Месяц назад

    So many people love and admire the seed vault on Svalbard for storing the worlds seeds. But so few people know the political difficulty the vault has of actually getting seeds sendt there. Countries and seed "owners" simply don't want to send their seeds there because they look at them as their property and a way for them to make money. Please raise awareness of this difficulty by having a look at this documentary by vPRO and sharing it.
    Assist in the vaults continued growth and its ability to be an even greater value for our future.

  • Jared Fieseler
    Jared Fieseler Месяц назад

    Wait is there corn or bananas cause those are ridiculously modified by our ancestors

  • DaDA6870
    DaDA6870 Месяц назад

    Wouldn't genetically modified crops help human thrive?

  • josh ch
    josh ch Месяц назад

    "Might be the most important room in the world!!"
    "Well we don't check the products we prefer to use the trust system"

  • redfirekla
    redfirekla Месяц назад

    Very soon the BFR rocket Elon Musk is building could take all of these seeds to Mars on a single trip with enough thrust left to take the weight of that entire building to orbit 😊

  • green Snake productions
    green Snake productions Месяц назад

    Just throw some toxic waste on them and you have got plants vs zombies plot

  • tecnocato
    tecnocato Месяц назад

    Is this the place used in one James Bond movie?

  • Shove1head1978 Gaming
    Shove1head1978 Gaming 2 месяца назад

    One word Outlast

  • Indra admiral
    Indra admiral 2 месяца назад

    Have they storage seed from Indonesia ?

  • Mark Volker
    Mark Volker 2 месяца назад +1

    Seems like a waste money, and pointless. If the rapture happens and the world is destroyed, then who is going to plant the seeds? What if we have a polar shift, (Like scientist are saying is happening) and this area became tropical? What if there is another ice age and the "vault" is buried below 100' of ice? Mother nature, and the earth is fluid, our activities on earth are only a grain of sand on a beach as far as the Earth's timeline goes.

  • tchez
    tchez 2 месяца назад

    Marocco and Libanon? what?

  • NEIN
    NEIN 2 месяца назад

    no drugs? so hemp would not be stored because it is a drug? lol.. hemp is one of the most useful plants in the world and you dont store it? i dont belive it :D
    and if they store thc-free hemp it would be dump too, because of the medical effects. hemp isnt researched a lot so it could have a lot of positive effects, who knows.
    it would be so dump to say "no drugs" or "no drug seeds" because they are a part of the worlds flora. who knows what we can discover in these plants in the future.

  • Andrea Stucchi
    Andrea Stucchi 2 месяца назад

    no drugs in the vault?? what are they talking about?! most of the modern drug still are derived from plants! so in case of a disaster humankind will have food but not medicinal plants?

  • Shar
    Shar 2 месяца назад

    I was one of the "men" who wanted to store their sperm

  • John Doe
    John Doe 2 месяца назад

    😂 you sounded like PewDiePie in the beginning

  • William mcCall
    William mcCall 2 месяца назад

    Omg it's Hoth

  • El Duderino
    El Duderino 2 месяца назад

    This is pretty much the story of Horizon Zero Dawn. This vault is Gaia.

  • Blanco Negro
    Blanco Negro 2 месяца назад

    Why isn't there marijuana or opium seeds?

  • Dale McMurray
    Dale McMurray 2 месяца назад

    One and a half billion seeds 7 billion people. Bad math Even with only 1 billion people. Not that I don’t appreciate the seed bank. I certainly do.

  • bobiacheo
    bobiacheo 2 месяца назад

    No cannabis!

  • Marius M
    Marius M 2 месяца назад

    You mean 3 million different varieties of plants. Not species :)

  • DaNiEl _
    DaNiEl _ 2 месяца назад

    Fy fader nordmenn er dårlig i engelsk

  • Richard Howell
    Richard Howell 2 месяца назад

    Typical millennial video. Half of it is actual video of what they're talking about. The other half is their stupid face.

  • Repurplecirculation
    Repurplecirculation 2 месяца назад +1

    In a doomsday event significant to warrant such comprehensive seed storage, there probably wouldn't be any governments left to make any claims on seeds, and with the security and the remote location, no regular person will make it out there, in the first place. Then, she mentioned no drug-producing plant (I presume cannabis would be excluded) - this would be a bad idea for reasons too many to count. Even some GMO seeds may have a benefit in a post doomsday scenario.

    • Claystead
      Claystead 2 дня назад

      The vault is not designed for a total apocalyptic event, within the Norwegian government’s own system it is only listed as able to help fix continental-level agricultural collapse.

  • John Sinclair
    John Sinclair 2 месяца назад +1

    Idiotic idea. The planet is quite safe. Those idiots who think like this won't be safe of course. The Hopi indians say the only safe place is to be in the creator's good books.

  • Nicklas Gram
    Nicklas Gram 2 месяца назад

    This reminds me of the doomsday heist in gta 5

  • Samer Odeh
    Samer Odeh 2 месяца назад

    Seed bank will be alone after ww3 .... No human being hhhhjj

  • Metti Kungsson
    Metti Kungsson 3 месяца назад

    i think its bs that they dont store cannabis seeds i mean it still is a plant from mother earth and those seeds dont even contain any thc so seeds are not even illegal

  • wheeping willow2 4U
    wheeping willow2 4U 3 месяца назад

    money ? lol

  • carlosflar
    carlosflar 3 месяца назад

    Why not gmo or drugs? Honestly, opium is quite a big deal...

  • Achatina Slak
    Achatina Slak 3 месяца назад

    Thanks a lot for this interesting video. I have a question: are here also mycorhizal fungi stored in this seed vault? These fungi are very important for the good growth of plants. Without them, they will not grow very well, and their defence against bad micro organisms is much lesser. It seems a good idea to me, to put some of the most important mycorhizal fungi in this seed vault also. I know, that there are institutes with a huge collection of fungi, but they are not as good protected as this vault is.

    • Claystead
      Claystead 2 дня назад

      AFAIK few fungi are stored in the vault, due to poor resistance to cold.

  • braf zachland
    braf zachland 3 месяца назад

    awfully arrogant to assume god has bad aim with asteroids.

  • Mr Reverse
    Mr Reverse 3 месяца назад

    I am sending weed seeds into there because if the marijuana plant goes extinct then humanity has nothing good going for it and i also want the people of the future to have a good time

  • Jonathan Darovich
    Jonathan Darovich 3 месяца назад

    what kind of seeds? Oh just some wheat, barley (a few weed seeds but nobody has to know). couple hundred years later, time to plant some of these, what the hell is that? I don't know but but I feel like I should smoke it.

  • Blurquoise
    Blurquoise 3 месяца назад

    North Korea's boxes are probably the only ones made of painted plywood...

  • Android Tech
    Android Tech 3 месяца назад

    Thn wat abt humans nd animals etc.....

  • Zarki
    Zarki 3 месяца назад

    The captions for English contain a grammatical error at 8:10
    The captions say "so I can't talk to loud."
    While they should say "so I can't talk too loud."

  • Stone Ro
    Stone Ro 3 месяца назад

    Upstate New York gets to be -18 sometimes in the early morning before school...I understand the frozen nostril feeling

  • Schneur Gordon
    Schneur Gordon 3 месяца назад

    Are the seeds packed with instructions on how to grow them?

  • Dark Archer
    Dark Archer 3 месяца назад

    Reminds me of the last area from outlast 1.

  • Kent Scipione
    Kent Scipione 3 месяца назад

    Thats really not a lot of seed. I imagine only enough for the rich and powerful.

  • Rish J
    Rish J 3 месяца назад

    Well thanks to Bente too for showing around...

  • Dr. Mantis Tobogan MD
    Dr. Mantis Tobogan MD 3 месяца назад

    I enjoy your videos sir. Im sad you dont seem to make them anymore. This content is perfectly interesting and it's due in no small part to your unquestionably sincere excitement and energy that consistently proves captivating throughout the episodes. Your most praiseworthy gift I posit however is the ever faithful or perhaps naively innocent respect you pay the audience by refusing to participate in the traditional rampant pandering and dumbed down by design weakening of collective intellect. It's refreshing to move briskly through any subject matter without concern

  • Itaí Cruz Coca
    Itaí Cruz Coca 3 месяца назад

    There’s a little seed bank in my old university, they let us in on first year and I swear I felt my jeans frozen

  • EvilSharkEater
    EvilSharkEater 3 месяца назад

    i bet this place can be a shelter to survive a tsar bomb

  • Alexander Pechtold
    Alexander Pechtold 3 месяца назад

    Arc of noach

  • Vintin
    Vintin 3 месяца назад

    how the hell do you get into these places

  • Nuckacolla KI
    Nuckacolla KI 3 месяца назад

    Idk why weed is not allowed it still a plant it can be used for good and bad but don't judge it can save
    Or harm lives every plant is diverse what if all plants died some plants even weed will help in the future.

  • Silverbrothers HD
    Silverbrothers HD 3 месяца назад

    The norwegian-english is fantastic

  • BadPeople1100
    BadPeople1100 3 месяца назад

    Get those commie seeds away from my seeds. ( ಠ ಠ )

  • Tim Retter
    Tim Retter 3 месяца назад

    What if North Korea put in nuclear bombs to destroy all the seeds if they are ever threatened....just a thought

  • John Petun
    John Petun 3 месяца назад

    Seed heaven

  • Crazyblock98 YT
    Crazyblock98 YT 3 месяца назад

    Im from Norway

  • Yombiee Matt
    Yombiee Matt 4 месяца назад

    Even North Korea is here

    It's near america WTF

  • Kek Gaming
    Kek Gaming 4 месяца назад

    Ya drop a nuke on top of it cough cough North Korea and the whole thing collapses

  • eusopp Kamote
    eusopp Kamote 4 месяца назад +1

    preserved them all!! sigh..human mentality at best!!

  • Louie Watson
    Louie Watson 4 месяца назад

    Yeah there is Marijuana seeds in there. They have no idea if there isnt.

  • pianoforte611
    pianoforte611 4 месяца назад

    In a true catastrophic scenario, how would people get in?

    GM TOKYO 4 месяца назад

    are they gonna add human and animal seeds maybe?

  • Gabe V
    Gabe V 4 месяца назад

    I come from 2018 so when i saw the North Korean boxes i died

  • Evan Nickerson
    Evan Nickerson 4 месяца назад

    No genetically modified plants? I wonder if selectively bread plants are allowed.

  • Kami _The _God
    Kami _The _God 4 месяца назад

    “No genetically modified” and thus we return to the purple carrot

  • Matthew Churchward《Delta》
    Matthew Churchward《Delta》 4 месяца назад +1

    So without genetically modified seeds there then you can have maze but not corn.

  • paxwallacejazz
    paxwallacejazz 4 месяца назад

    Ok there are currently at least 47 self reinforcing feedback loops already triggered and baked into the cake whose cumulative effect should be exponential. The topper is the methane threat caused by melting permafrost check out posts by International Arctic Research Centre and their lead Scientist Natalia Sharakova. Anyway there should be a catastrophic global temperature rise that will trigger global agricultural failure coming to a planet near you.