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A physical backup of the world’s most widely used open-source software is being expanded in a disused mine on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen. The code is stored as QR codes on reels of film designed to last 1000 years.

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#Lavrov #Russia  has long-term plans for strengthening, diversifying & modernisin #Spitsbergen  . Russia is interested in developing lasting and constructive cooperation wit #Norway  on Spitsbergen and in promoting a dialogue on practical matters.🔗

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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, located on the Norwegian Island of Spitsbergen, houses the world's largest seed collection. Known as the ‘Doomsday vault’, it’s designed to protect the Earth’s crops and plants in the event of a global crisis. (Image: Miksu)

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#ICYMI , several tidewater glaciers in the southern part of Spitsbergen island i #Svalbard  retreated significantly between 1990 and 2017.

This is what it's like inside the Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway

The animal trekked an average of 28 miles per day, covering a distance of 2,175 miles during her journey from Spitsbergen to Ellesmere Island.

The journey took her from Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, which sits between mainland Norway and the North Pole, all the way to Ellesmere Island, Canada, according to research:

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The fox left Spitsbergen on 26 March 2018 and arrived in Canada just over two months later. Its current whereabouts is unknown as the transmitter stopped working on 6 February 2019.

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Researchers from Norway's Polar Institute released a young female fox into the wild on the east coast of Spitsbergen. The fox has been tracked via GPS device... and delivered quite the results by walking more than 3,500km in just 76 days!

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EO On This Day: Permafrost on #Mars  and #Earth  This pair of images shows the similarities between the surface of Mars and permafrost near Spitsbergen, Svalbard. EveryDay #NASAEO20  #EarthEveryDay 

The injured man was taken by helicopter to the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island.

From today's #IceBridge  flight: Sea ice surrounding the island of Spitsbergen.

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