Svalbard Seed Vault

Alexander Rose (left) and Steve Rowell (right) at the Svalbard Seed Vault

Long Now Executive Director and Clock Project Manager Alexander Rose is currently in Longyearbyen Svalbard in the Spitsbergen archipelago with artist Steven Rowell.  We are here to visit the 1000 year seed vault and talk with its engineers.  We will hopefully be getting into the vault on Sunday (the entry part anyway, no one but a few scrubbed down and sterilized technicians are allowed in the actual vault).  But today we drove up there and shot the image above between 40 mph wind and snow gusts.  Pictures by Steven Rowell below:

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