The Doomsday Vault or Ark of the Arctic - The Svalbard Seed vault
Svalbard Seed Vault fast facts you should know !!
It is all designed to withstand a nuclear explosion.
The capacity is 2.25 billion seeds. Opened 2008.
Designed to store billions of seeds in case of them becoming extinct or worse some of us becoming extinct !!
The seeds stored here will remain frozen for up to 200 years.
The temperature inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is minus 18 °C.
It is 130 metres above sea level.
There is a 120-metre tunnel into the mountain that leads to 3 seed chambers.
Each chamber is 20 metres deep, 10 metres wide and 6 metres high.
200 fibre-optic cables give off a turquoise light.
Vault is made of 1 metre steel reinforced concrete with 2 airlocks and blast-proof doors.
The outer half of the entrance tunnel is a steel pipe with a diameter of about 5 metres.