why STORM?

Many of the problems and challenges that we now face – such as climate change and adaptation, mobility and accessibility, safety, and a sustainable living environment – are complex: many parties are involved and there are many innovative ideas for improvement. But it is by no means always clear whether these various innovations do actually contribute to the set objectives and under which preconditions. In order to better understand the challenges and the innovations, Copernicos has developed the STORM method together with the Dutch Department of Waterways and Deltares.

STORM method

With the STORM method we systemically map out a problem. Together with clients and stakeholders we value the proposed measures and innovations. In doing so participants determine which innovations and measures have the greatest added value in the short and (medium) long term. It thus becomes clear which knobs must be turned to achieve the desired performance. In addition, those involved are given a common (or mental) model of the problem at hand. Which finally helps them to better understand and communicatie about the system.

STORM results

A joint systemic overview of the problem at hand

Insight into which measures and innovations make the greatest contribution
to current and future objectives

Understanding the key levers that determine success
and how they set the system in motion

A better idea of the scope of future tasks

Insight into the preconditions that determine the speed of implementation

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cases we are proud of

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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.

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.


connect, understand, improve

The Copernicos approach is an integrated approach. Together with our clients, we look at different interests and goals and look for mutual coherence. We connect (seemingly contradictory) ambitions, map out challenges and knowledge, and better understand the cohesion. Complexity is made visible, as are underlying factors that influence performance improvement. Using scenarios, we sketch a joint picture of what the future could look like, and what needs to happen in which project phase to get there. This makes it clear to everyone what needs to be done and why. In this way, you prepare for future developments and make well-considered decisions.
Connect on your goals, understand the cohesion and make better decisions.


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