For more than ten years, since 2006, in the icy mountains of Spitsbergen (Norway), there is a seed storage for almost all plants on Earth. Such a project, implemented under the auspices of the United Nations, is aimed at preserving plants in the event of global cataclysms, universal catastrophes or nuclear war. Currently, a similar storage is being created, the purpose of which is to preserve the information base created by the person. The repository will focus books, documentation and other media. According to the representative of the Norwegian company Piql Catherine Loen Thomsen, in the created repository there is an opportunity to keep the documentation for a thousand years.
The World Bank of Information is based near the seed storage and is available to all research, government and other organizations from around the world to provide storage space for particularly valuable information. Access to the services of the depository of individuals and companies is carried out on a fee-based basis and will allow any inhabitant of the Earth to keep their archive for 1000 years in arctic mines hidden in the permafrost of the rocks of Spitsbergen.
The company Piql when choosing the method of information storage stopped on the old-fashioned analog method – based on the use of photosensitive film. According to security experts, the film is able to store information for millennia under conditions of stable constant temperature regime, which is guaranteed by the mountains of northern Norway, constantly covered with ice. Even in the event of a global nuclear war, which will certainly cause a sharp rise in temperature on the surface of the Earth, the film is capable of preserving information for more than 500 years.