AMUPS – Adam Mickiewicz University Polar Station

Polish research site in the Arctic, operating during the summer. It is located in Petunia Bay (Petuniabukta) in the northern coast of the Billefjord in the centre of Spitsbergen – the largest island in Svalbard, Norwegian archipelago.

The first expedition of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań to Spitsbergen took place in 1984. Over the next summer seasons until 2009, the station was situated in Skottehytta – an old trapper’s hus. In July 2011 Adam Mickiewicz University built its own base, consisting of two buildings with an area of 10 m2 each. In the summer of 2015 the station was moved to the west coast of Petunia Bay.

The station mainly conducts research in the field of geomorphology, glaciology, hydrology, geochemistry and meteorology.

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