Laura Cuypers

creative generalist

SVALBARD (2014)

cover newspaper svalbard global seed vault
newspaper svalbard global seed vault
newspaper svalbard global seed vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago. The Vault was started to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds that are duplicate samples of seeds held in gene banks worldwide. It is an attempt to insure against the loss of seeds in other genebanks during large-scale regional or global crises. This supplement on science in The New York Times gives information on the Svalbard Seed Vault. I made the lay-out and incorporated pictures. I designed three infographics to make the text more understandable.