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2020.09.18 / Plants
In a recently finalised project, NordGen has transferred material formerly only stored in our physical archives into our information system GENBIS.
2020.09.07 / Forest
This year, the Nordic collaboration on forests turns 50 years old. That's a cause for celebrations - and you're invited!
Due to the pandemic, several genebanks have been forced to postpone their deposits. But first-time depositor Germplasm Resources Unit at John Innes Centre has now secured their entire pea collection in Svalbard.
The Jury has now selected five winning photos within the 3MC project (3MC – Traditional Transboundary Mountain Cattle Breeds in Nordic). Five photographers whose pictures have been chosen as winners will be awarded with prizes from the NordGen seed collection,...
How long can seeds stay alive? To improve this crucial knowledge, a new seed longevity experiment has started in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It will go on for a hundred years from now.
1 october 2020 kl 18.00 - 21.00
Canada’s genebank PGRC turns 50 years and will celebrate with a virtual day in the sign of genetic resources. Invited speakers from all corners of the world will tell you more about conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources. NordGen’s...
14 october 2020
The NordGen Plants Working Group for Grain Legumes will meet online.
26-29 october 2020
NordGen staff will go to Svalbard to deposit seeds in the Seed Vault.
2 november 2020 kl 10.00 - 12.00
NordGen Plants’ Working Group for Cereals is meeting online to discuss relevant issues.
17 december 2020 kl 10.00 - 17.00
The PPP-SC meets to discuss coordination of activities in the Nordic Public Private Partnership.
The importance of conservation of forest genetic resources is widely recognized and efforts are needed on national, Nordic, European and global levels. The Nordic countries cooperate on exchanging information for the conservation of forest genetic resources through NordGen Forest, under...
The current book is a celebration of 40 years of Nordic collaboration on plant genetic resources. International perspectives are highlighted and the first chapter is written with input from Axel Diederichsen from Plant Gene Resources of Canada and Igor G. Loskutov from the...
The Faroese horse (Føroysk Ross) is an integral part of agricultural history on the Faroe Islands. There is no unambiguous evidence of the origins of the Faroese Horse. It is believed, though, that the Faroese horse was brought to the islands by...
The Nordic Gene bank established the 100 year seed storage experiment in Coal mine no. 3 outside Longyearbyen in 1986. Security duplicate samples of the Nordic seed collection had been deposited in permafrost in the coal mine since 1984. The...
The report summarizes results from a cooperation among all the Nordic countries during the period 2015 – 2019 (two projects). The work has focused on the conservation of Crop Wild Relatives (CWR), i.e. wild plant species closely related to crops....
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