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Arc­tic World Archi­ve: Data sto­rage in ice

In a bun­ker in Lon­gye­ar­by­en digi­tal data will be stored and saved over genera­ti­ons, a pro­ject cal­led Arc­tic World Archi­ve. We alrea­dy repor­ted about the Glo­bal Seed Vault on this webs­i­de: Seeds from all over the world are stored in high shel­ves, to save gene­tic mate­ri­al for the fol­lowing human genera­ti­ons.

Now a huge data sto­rage fol­lows. The Arc­tic World Archi­ve was built clo­se to the Glo­bal Seed Vault by the Nor­we­gi­an tech­no­lo­gy pro­vi­der Piql and the mining com­pa­ny Store Nor­ske. The data can be stored safe­ly with a spe­cial tech­ni­que on light-sen­si­ti­ve film for up to one thousand years. The for­mer mine will have a con­stant tem­pe­ra­tu­re of -5 to -10 degrees Cel­si­us.

The bun­ker will be con­nec­ted to the inter­net so that com­pa­nies who want to store their data can access to it. Poten­ti­al cus­to­mers could be governments and lar­ge com­pa­nies. The natio­nal archi­ves of Bra­zil and Mexi­co have alrea­dy shown inte­rest and, of cour­se, Nor­way its­elf. The first data of the district government of Sogn og Fjor­da­ne were stored in the for­mer mine on 27 March at a depth of 300 meters.

Glo­bal Seed Vault – Seeds for genera­ti­ons. The data bun­ker loo­ks simi­lar.

Global Seed Vault

Quel­le: wired.de, NRK

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