The Norwegian Environmental Specimen Bank (Norway)

The Environmental Specimen Bank is an archive of environmental samples from the Norwegian nature. Miljøprøvebanken directly translates as “The Environmental Specimen Bank (ESB Norway)”. The bank is an archive for the future, containing environmental samples from across the nation. The bank will be an important tool in the fight to combat pollutants both nationally and internationally.
ESB Norway contains frozen samples of animals, plants, air and mud from across Norway and the Arctic. The samples become time capsules preserving the present environmental state, so that they can be analyzed using the knowledge of the future.