About GROUND & LPE
The LPE and GROUND Conferences develop a unique approach intended to contribute to the integration of the scientific and technological researches about Lightning Physics and Effects, Grounding and Lightning Protection.
These joint conferences provide an opportunity for researchers, engineers, designers and users, from a wide range of Industry and University, to present and discuss the latest scientific results and share their practical experience in this field.
In 1998, the first GROUND Conference took place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Planned as a specific International Conference on Grounding, GROUND'98 included a large number of works addressing Lightning Physics and Protection. After the experiences in the two following editions, the scientific field covered by the event was enlarged and it became the International Conference on Grounding, Lightning Physics and Effects: “GROUND & LPE”.
In the third Conference edition in Rio de Janeiro (2002), it was consolidated as the most important international conference on Grounding and one of the most relevant conferences on Lightning. Since then, it has been moving every two years to attractive sites in different regions in Brazil.
|GROUND98 - Belo Horizonte||GROUND2008 & 3rd LPE - Florianópolis|
|GROUND2000 - Belo Horizonte||GROUND2010 & 4th LPE - Salvador|
|GROUND2002 - Rio de Janeiro||GROUND´2012 & 5th LPE - Bonito|
|GROUND2004 & 1st LPE - Belo Horizonte||GROUND´2014 & 6th LPE - Manaus|
|GROUND2006 & 2nd LPE - Maceió||GROUND´2016 & 7th LPE - Porto de Galinhas|
The 11th edition of this Conference, GROUND2018 & 8th LPE, will take place next May 2018 in Pirenopolis, Brazil.
The venue is Hotel Pousada dos Pirineus Resort.