Who We Are

Since 1984 Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznan, Poland, has been conducting research in Petuniabukta area, Svalbard. Untill 2009, 14 expeditions were carried out and their members found their shelter in Skottehytta - an old wooden trapper cabin located on the eastern coast of Petuniabukta in Billefjorden.

Since 2009 many efforts were made to establish an own station. Finally, AMU and the Norwegian authorities agreed to build 2 cabins, 10 m sq. each, north from Skottehytta.

In 2012, Station became a formal unit in the AMU organizational structure.

During the 20th AMU Polar Expedition, in the summer period 2015, Station has been moved to the western coast of Petunia Bay (78°41'09.1''N, 16°27'25.6''E). At the same time the usable area of AMUPS has doubled. This was possible thanks to the construction of the third cabin.