Aral Sea Environmental Forum at OHB
On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, an environmental forum on the Aral Sea was held at OHB’s headquarters. In the presence and at the initiative of the Kazakh ambassador in Germany, his excellency Dr. Nurlan Onzhanov, the forum sought to explore the problems facing the Aral Sea and the possible solutions capable of being provided by science, research and industry. The invitations to the forum had been sent out by the honorary Kazakh consul in Bremen, Prof. Manfred Fuchs, who is also the founder and managing shareholder of OHB.
After welcome speeches by Prof. Fuchs and Dr. Onzhanov, scientists from various disciplines presented the latest findings from research into the shrinkage of the Aral Sea. The presenters included Prof. Dr. Siegmar W. Breckle, University of Bielefeld, Dr. Hedi Oberhänsli, Potsdam Geo Research Center, Carsten Borowy, OHB-System, and Galina Nurtasinova, representative of Kazakh NGOs. Around 50 guests attended the forum.