In October a pilot and two passengers on a helicopter narrowly escaped after a polar bear smashed the windshield searching for food at Sandersons Hope, near Upernavik. They were able to escape unharmed and alerted police after locking themselves in a nearby cabin.
La encuesta fue de manera aleatoria entre 646 residentes que viven en ciudades y asentamientos seleccionados al azar en los municipios y regiones geograficas de Groenlandia, asi como en las ubicaciones autorrepresentadas de Nuuk y Upernavik; con un margen de error de +/- 3.0 por ciento y un nivel de confianza del 95 por ciento.
The operator is also planning to establish a high-capacity microwave radio chain from Aasiaat to Qasigiannguit and Ilulissat, and to extend the existing one from Uummannaq to Upernavik. In its entirety, the project is called 'The North-West Programme' and aims to improve telecommunications for the countrys 20,000 northern residents.
The Danish state colonized gradually the western part of the island up to the settlement in Upernavik, a process that started in 1721 and resulted in Danish sovereignty over that territory with missionary activity and colonial administration managed by The Royal Greenland Trading Department (Den Kongelige Granlandske Handel).
In February 2006, scientists associated with the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources in Nuuk interviewed 72 experienced polar bear hunters in the Qaanaaq and Upernavik municipalities of Northwest Greenland.