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:
  • Длительность: 9:17
  • veritasium  science  svalbard seed vault  seed vault  doomsday vault  doomsday  armageddon  vault  seed  seeds  svalbard  climate change  

Комментарии • 6 220

  • eusopp Kamote
    eusopp Kamote День назад

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

  • Louie Watson
    Louie Watson День назад

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

  • pianoforte611
    pianoforte611 2 дня назад

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

    GM TOKYO 4 дня назад

    are they gonna add human and animal seeds maybe?

  • ScoutHawk
    ScoutHawk 5 дней назад

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

  • Evan Nickerson
    Evan Nickerson 7 дней назад

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

  • Kami _The _God
    Kami _The _God 8 дней назад

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

  • Matthew Churchward《Delta》
    Matthew Churchward《Delta》 10 дней назад +1

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

  • paxwallacejazz
    paxwallacejazz 10 дней 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.

  • Klaus Mikaelson
    Klaus Mikaelson 11 дней назад

    Futurama brought me here

  • Gods Tenor
    Gods Tenor 13 дней назад

    You suck no weed plz go home your drunk

  • shikamaru nara
    shikamaru nara 15 дней назад

    this needs more views

  • Bas
    Bas 21 день назад

    No drug related seeds basicly kills the idea of the project. Its a strange subjective valuation to allow to influence such a project.

  • David Arndt Jr.
    David Arndt Jr. 21 день назад

    I wonder how long the seeds last in here. Do they ever have to get rid of the old seeds and replace them with new ones?

  • HS SH
    HS SH 22 дня назад

    Did anyone else wonder if they store all or any kinds of weed seeds? I'm sure they do - there are plants out there which are a lot worse to the human body than weed.

  • moonman_Z
    moonman_Z 22 дня назад

    No Cannabis seeds wtf, Cannabis is not a drug it's a plant.

  • Kathy Garcia
    Kathy Garcia 23 дня назад

    I know this place like the back of my hand because I had a dream about working here and I’m pretty spooked

  • Markus Lanz
    Markus Lanz 23 дня назад

    no cannabis 😥. how stupid are they

  • Arctic Winter
    Arctic Winter 24 дня назад

    There is actually 21.500 samples of cannabis seeds in the vault according to this report. So they are lying deliberately - for the best reasons.

  • Arctic Winter
    Arctic Winter 24 дня назад

    Ah. Of course they have drugs there. Like cannabis. It's just a secret to prevent people raiding the vault.

  • Salajane Inimene
    Salajane Inimene 25 дней назад

    WTF there's only -18°C

  • J Thorsson
    J Thorsson 26 дней назад

    They're retarded why don't they store cannabis and other natural substances? Because it's a "drug"? wow morons

    • J Thorsson
      J Thorsson 24 дня назад

      Arctic winter i doubt that this is actually true. That would be insanity. First of all cannabis is extremely useful beyond just recreation and this is probably true for other substances. Even if it wasn't true you never know if something could be useful in the future. They can't be that dumb they just don't want people to know i guess.

    • Arctic Winter
      Arctic Winter 24 дня назад


  • J Thorsson
    J Thorsson 26 дней назад

    I just wanted to ask if they want to store my "seeds" xD

  • OneFourFive
    OneFourFive 26 дней назад

    Funny accents

  • Kyle Webb
    Kyle Webb 26 дней назад

    Even if Bill Gates wanted to deposit seeds, the seeds would be from Monsanto.

  • EggHeadGaming roblox and more
    EggHeadGaming roblox and more 26 дней назад

    Wth there's no drugs drugs are plant and they have seeds but I needed the blow weres the blow

  • EggHeadGaming roblox and more
    EggHeadGaming roblox and more 26 дней назад


  • HackerLV 25
    HackerLV 25 27 дней назад


  • sean adamson
    sean adamson 28 дней назад +1

    considering the benefits of marijuana you'd think they'd store it

  • Anwar Izzazil
    Anwar Izzazil 28 дней назад

    Hi a wan to see CERN

  • Glkorded
    Glkorded 29 дней назад +1

    Weed is being cultivated for more that 2000 years, and they don't want to keep these beautiful seeds safe

  • Romain Savioz
    Romain Savioz Месяц назад


  • Dionisis K
    Dionisis K Месяц назад +1

    They dont have marijuana seeds because it is illegal? SERIOUSLY? You guys are supoosed to be scientists, and cannabis is one of the world's most ancient plants with verified use since 5000 BC.

  • Bison Funyuns
    Bison Funyuns Месяц назад

    I shall call semen “gene material” now

  • Jul L
    Jul L Месяц назад

    Booya ! Canada represent !

    PLASTIC HACKS Месяц назад

    Theres the enteance to agartha and the bags are filled with marijuana and kratom leaves so the government will use airplanes to spray out chemicals to desteoy marijuana so the government will be the only one who has marijuna, if you havent realized already but marijuana is the cure for cancer, that is why its illegal

  • Cvetan Vasilev
    Cvetan Vasilev Месяц назад

    I wanna think this is built by Vault-tec but i can only imagine. Any fallout players? :D

  • otto
    otto Месяц назад


  • Jani Akujärvi
    Jani Akujärvi Месяц назад

    So this is the place I can get my weaponized christmas trees. :)

  • Crult Ravi
    Crult Ravi Месяц назад

    3:20 WTF?! Cannabis is medisin, im 100% sure that it would help against the epidemic stress/PTSD. + its a medisin for those with parkinson, and is a PLANT that has bin here on the planet for many million years. i dont understand that thinking

    • Jani Akujärvi
      Jani Akujärvi Месяц назад

      Yeah, I agree.
      But I think the custodian might have been lying since there are literally hundreds of plants and mushrooms that can be used recreatinally but which are important part of making modern medicines.

  • Memmuherra
    Memmuherra Месяц назад

    Looks just like outlast...

  • Aidan303
    Aidan303 Месяц назад

    I hate it when people say that GMOs are not included in something. GMOs include an extremely large number of plant based food that we eat because breeding crops is considered genetic modification. This means that rice, corn etc are all GMOs.

  • Chayton Snider
    Chayton Snider Месяц назад

    Do they have a vault like that for animal "seeds"? So we can preserve the fauna of our world as well as flora?

  • Sean Steel
    Sean Steel Месяц назад

    The boxes are not even named, and the only way to know what's in it is by going to the internet and putting the code in ?? What if there is a global nuclear war? No more internet. The survivors will show up at the damn vault only to not know where the f*** is rice or wheat.

  • Bebe Chan
    Bebe Chan Месяц назад

    That old woman is probably swedish, she sound swedish and statsbygg also seem swedish

  • sujit amin
    sujit amin Месяц назад

    How does this guy got access to these places

  • Puppy Casey
    Puppy Casey Месяц назад +1

    Are they stupid? Cannabis, opium poppy and other drugs are some of the most important seeds to put in there.

    • Arctic Winter
      Arctic Winter 24 дня назад

      It's there. But they can't openly admit it. Because raiders would loot the vault.

  • The Eturn
    The Eturn Месяц назад

    I guarantee she either lied, or didn't know about cannabis. . they must have that. . or at least different types of hemp

  • The Eturn
    The Eturn Месяц назад

    very cool. and necessary

  • Brian ming
    Brian ming Месяц назад

    only 200 years it last that's not enough time

  • asvpxollie
    asvpxollie Месяц назад

    where am i

  • Erik Ahl
    Erik Ahl Месяц назад

    Looks really warm 😎🌞

  • Scott Fulps
    Scott Fulps Месяц назад

    Fascinating! Not what I expected. Great work, thank you!

  • Timdererste
    Timdererste Месяц назад

    why no weed ? wtf its a usefull plant for making paper and stuff

  • Wolflover122
    Wolflover122 Месяц назад

    someone or something somewhere is going to find this in 1000 years and realize that they aren't the only thing that has lived on Earth :')

  • Drakkarsh
    Drakkarsh Месяц назад

    They SHOULD HAVE marijuana seeds!

  • Andreas Hofer
    Andreas Hofer Месяц назад

    The "permafrost" turns to "tempafrost", meltwater in the vault! We are fucked!

  • Neil Fitness BB
    Neil Fitness BB Месяц назад

    Hi guys! I am new on youtube. Mind checking me out. Let's help each other grow :)

  • BenzZos
    BenzZos Месяц назад

    3:10 we don’t know what seeds are being deposited 3:21 but we know what’s not being deposited........ lady, wtf ?

  • Im Norwegian
    Im Norwegian Месяц назад

    I really love Norwegians trying to speak english

  • Exluto
    Exluto Месяц назад

    I guess the creators of this watched Wall-E and wanted to avoid that from happening.

  • Alpha Wulfe
    Alpha Wulfe Месяц назад

    What's next? Inside area 51????

  • jimmy playinghardball2
    jimmy playinghardball2 Месяц назад

    the heroin,pot,hashish, and cocaine stash

  • jimmy playinghardball2
    jimmy playinghardball2 Месяц назад

    north korea usa buddies in action

  • DerEntscheider
    DerEntscheider Месяц назад

    After the Israeli vs Iran war which will take place in the next years we will need it #NWO :(

  • not_ herobrine
    not_ herobrine Месяц назад

    great job :)

  • Karl Pershing
    Karl Pershing Месяц назад

    Basically, they store information here.

  • Mike B
    Mike B Месяц назад

    Ok, there’s the “climate change“ plug. Good grief.

  • Mike B
    Mike B Месяц назад

    My God, why wouldn’t they store marijuana and opium and such?

  • Andreas G.
    Andreas G. Месяц назад

    First thing first, when the sea level rise/s, this will be under seems smart enough to me :D

  • Chris Asleson
    Chris Asleson Месяц назад

    No GMOs? That's ridiculous. I guess it was made by Europeans...

  • Remy -
    Remy - Месяц назад

    and people laugh at prepers.. HA!

  • sporemariomaster
    sporemariomaster Месяц назад

    This is so poorly planned. The end of the world has come and gone we need to get to the seed shelter to replenish the world's agricultural ecosystem. *arrives*. Wtf is any of this? We don't know we didn't think to label or document any seeds placed in the vault

  • J M
    J M Месяц назад

    Just came across your video. Love this; very informative

  • Nujabessence
    Nujabessence Месяц назад

  • WeekendWarriors
    WeekendWarriors Месяц назад

    The guy looks like måns zelmerlöw

  • Andy Tjhin
    Andy Tjhin Месяц назад

    Anti Zombie Place

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Месяц назад

    No homo but your one really handsome dude. Love the video and great reporting! Would have been cool to see a bit more... maybe know if any of them are plant biologists

  • Richard Driskill
    Richard Driskill Месяц назад

    It's not minus 18 C, it's minus 17.8C, which equals exactly 0 degrees F.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "Global Warming" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You people are utter morons.

  • Enzo LEE
    Enzo LEE Месяц назад

    I saw that type of place in a Scorpion episode

  • Crispy Cale
    Crispy Cale Месяц назад

    Hemp seeds are probably the most useful to have, but they dont

  • Damien
    Damien Месяц назад

    I used to think this vault was awesome. Now, not so much. Still a cool video though.

  • Han Solo
    Han Solo Месяц назад

    This is a joke for the vault. Even datacenter in some 3rd world country put more effort into security and equipment. 1st he almost filmed pin code. Some boxes transparent, plastic etc. LOL.

  • zach7
    zach7 Месяц назад +1

    THey should have marijuana for the possible medical reasons It can be used for.

  • The Big Red Dog
    The Big Red Dog Месяц назад

    Illegal according to whom, though?

  • Obiwanscoodooby
    Obiwanscoodooby Месяц назад

    So wait, no cannabis seeds? Do they have issues with cancer treatment drugs? Or industrial hemp? What about hemp oil or hemp hearts? Appreciate having people that do this but maybe a bit right wing. Also gmo’s are safe and so what if Norway doesn’t use them what about those that do use them?

  • Roberto Gonsalez
    Roberto Gonsalez Месяц назад

    Anyone else have to watch this at school?

  • Alex Alex
    Alex Alex Месяц назад

    It seems a little counter productive to deny seeds from plants that may be poisonous or bases for drugs, as the idea is to preserve bio diversity... and plants, that are often rendered useless, actually help the ones we cultivate.

  • BurgerBarBoy1
    BurgerBarBoy1 Месяц назад +1

    But the real question is...did the Dutch save some weed seeds there

  • Unknown Descender
    Unknown Descender Месяц назад

    I was wondering how to search for the package content using the Identification ID on the box. I looked on the website of Stratsbygg but I wasnt able to put it in English language .

  • Erik Malmstein
    Erik Malmstein Месяц назад

    Im from norway! I REALLY enjoyed this video!

  • Gamma Ray
    Gamma Ray Месяц назад

    Yes, it is a very important project, there should be 5-6 similar vaults around the planet, a few on the moon and one on planet mars. Once a species goes extinct, it is impossible to bring it back, imagine it happening to an important food crop.
    I heard that during the war in Syria many farms cultivating important food crops came to a halt and special varieties of chickpeas, wheat and lentils only found in Syria were threatened to become extinct, a heroic mission rescued many of these seeds, grew them in Lebanon and shipped the precious seeds to the vault in Norway! You yourself know how important it is to have a back up.
    Although the vault is a treasure of many of our food crops, it is missing some important medicinal plants!

  • TerroristNeutralizer
    TerroristNeutralizer Месяц назад

    I bet Monsanto hates this place.

  • Nikolai Bleken Müller
    Nikolai Bleken Müller Месяц назад

    I'm from Norway (Svalbard is Norwegian)

  • Marco Resendez
    Marco Resendez Месяц назад

    This is the plot for the last season of TWD

  • The Forest Gardener
    The Forest Gardener Месяц назад

    I liked seeing North Korean seeds, United States seeds, and South Korean seeds right next to each other. Plants don't care about border lines.

  • Kaiser Oakes
    Kaiser Oakes Месяц назад

    I love her Russian accent

  • Leftfield Larrikin
    Leftfield Larrikin Месяц назад

    I met a lady in the border rangers national park n.S.w she was looking to preserve the antarctic beach species that dont seed they live 3 to 6 thousand years , i wonder how she went

  • Sergio Díaz Nila
    Sergio Díaz Nila Месяц назад

    why not marihuana?

  • Eyes In The Darkness
    Eyes In The Darkness Месяц назад

    Of course, about a year after this was shot, the seed vault had some minor flooding due to global warming.