Keeping operations safe and efficient when lightning strikes

Lightning at sea
Weather & Environment

When it’s your job to maintain maritime safety and efficient operations, every minute counts. How do you know when lightning will strike or how long it will last?

The impact of lightning in maritime environments can be severe or even catastrophic, affecting safety and efficiency at every turn, especially at oil & gas and LNG terminals. Lightning can be hazardous during loading and unloading, and thunderstorms on the sea can suddenly upset planning and shipping schedules.

The key to addressing these challenges is having real-time, accurate, and reliable weather information at hand — especially when it comes to thunderstorms.

Join us for this interactive, engaging webinar where we will discuss:

  • Current challenges facing port and other maritime environments
  • Single point sensors vs. network approaches  
  • New developments in lightning detection technology

Who should attend?

Decision-makers and specialists in oil & gas, logistics, LNG terminals, port environments, and anyone else interested in ensuring safety and efficiency during thunderstorms.

If you can’t make the live time, register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

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Ronald L. Holle Meteorologist/Consultant  Vaisala

Ronald L. Holle


Ron is a senior scientist and has worked extensively in meteorological education issues, particularly those relating to lightning safety and the demographics of lightning victims. Prior to joining Vaisala, he worked with the NOAA Research Laboratories for 38 years.

He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and a member of the Executive Committee of the African Centres for Lightning & Electromagnetics Network, a pan-African network of centres dedicated to decreasing deaths, injuries and property damage from lightning.



Hans Loewenheath Product Marketing Manager – Lightning  Vaisala

Hans Loewenheath

Product Marketing Manager - Lightning

Hans Loewenheath is a marketing manager interested in distilling technical concepts and discovering customer value. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to joining Vaisala in 2020, Hans worked at Emerson Automation Solutions for 7 years in product marketing, product management, and inside sales roles supporting Emerson’s flow, density, and viscosity products.