LONYEARBYEN – The Wereldzadenbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, on Monday, exactly ten years, will get a new entrance. That must be about a million seeds that are there now are better protected.
By the end of 2016 was in the input water have been discovered. Due to the exceptionally high temperatures and rain at the end of that year was water to the entrance of the vault binnengestroomd. The moisture was not progressed further because it was frozen, but scientists began then to worry.
Decided is now a new waterproof effect. Equipment that heat issue is in a separate building. The work starts next month and lasts is expected to may next year.
The Wereldzadenbank is established, in the event of a huge disaster yet again seeds to plants. The vault is located at a depth of 120 metres, in a mountain near Lonyearbyen, the capital of Spitsbergen.