why mapping?

In an effort to deal with changing circumstances in the (near) future, many companies opt for specialization and fragmentation. A negative effect of this is that only partial results are considered. Mutual coherence is thereby overlooked. The challenge is to curb specialization and fragmentation by looking at connection. This ultimately produces better results.

connect

In the mapping-phase we determine goals and system boundaries. We furthermore establish a relationship between operational process and strategic goals. All this is then captured in a Strategy Map, which serves as the starting point and  instrument for evaluation for the project. Then, during a number of work sessions, we map the system together with team members. We do this in a structured way by using a so-called canvas. We look at the configuration of an asset, at deployment and maintenance, potential measures and innovations, and at external factors. Where relevant, we draw on our ‘knowledge library’. All this results in a concept model that captures the  essence of the given issue. The mapping-phase is concluded with the first version of a roadmap: an action improvement plan for follow-up.

OUR APPROACH

connect, understand, improve

The Copernicos approach is an integrated approach. Together with clients we look at the different invested interests and goals and try to look for mutual coherence. We connect (seemingly contradictory) ambitions, we map challenges and knowledge, all in order to better understand the cohesion. In mapping and modelling we make complexity visible by showing the underlying factors influencing performance. By developing scenarios we sketch a joint picture of what the future might look like. But also what needs to be done to get there, and why. Our clients are thus better prepared to deal with (uncertain) future developments and are in the meantime capable of making balanced decisions. Connect on your goals, understand the cohesion and make better decisions.

what we do

our solutions

asset dynamics

asset management

Asset Dynamics focuses on the functioning of physical capital goods in the dynamic context in which they operate. Changing circumstances can have a major impact on the entire system. To get a better grip Copernicos uses Asset Dynamics: a modeling and simulation environment for scenario analysis. Asset Dynamics provides insight into future performance (including functional, safety, environmental and financial performances) based on proposed measures.

storm

innovation management

With our STORM method we systemically map societal challenges. We do so in order to get more insight into  measures and innovations that will lead to better performance (of assets) in the future. Many of the problems we now face – such as climate change, climate adaptation, mobility, safety and sustainable living environments – are complex: many parties are involved and often there are many innovative ideas for improvement. So, the question is how to make good, balanced decisions in this multi-goal and multi-stakeholder context? STORM can help.

COPERNICOS

cases we are proud of

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Department of Waterways and Public Works

Due to a sharp decline in water quality in the lake Grevelingen, the need arose for a permeable flood defence: the conversion of the currently closed Brouwersdam.

Ministry of Defence

Defense equipment is technically complex, high demands are made on performance and both the investment and operating costs of this equipment are high. Defense operations always take place in a highly dynamic environment.

KNOWLEDGE

our latest insight

The Transition Expedition

We are on our way to an uncertain future. A future we can discover together and that we want to make more sustainable than today. A future we can shape individually, but also collectively. To do so, we need to make choices.

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Futurologist and Copernicos

In a presentation by futurologist Richard van Hooijdonck I heard a number of things that correspond with the Copernicos vision. Van Hooijdonck outlines a development that is currently underway: the world is in a process of connecting in which parts react, interact and influence each other.

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Data and System Dynamics

Tom Fiddaman of Ventana Systems on how data and System Dynamics can reinforce each other. Machine Learning does not solve everything and in combination with System Dynamics we can handle complex issues:

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