About Storm Geomatics

Our Company

Est 2006.


Innovative measurement experts in river function, providing knowledge to inform projects that reduce flooding and improve natural habitats.

Storm provide an unrivalled solution for inland water based survey through surveying expertise and innovation of survey systems, this adds value to clients projects by creating high integrity data which goes on to inform environmental and engineering solutions that will hold fast with climate change and increased flooding.

Our Four Cornerstones

We pride ourselves on offering the very best service, at the highest of standards of safety and data capture.

Click on the cornerstones for more info.

Reduce All Risks
Accurate Data Capture
Deliver on Time
Superior Value
Matthew Beal
Fisher German
“Storm Geomatics surveyors have at all times provided a professional service including following any specific access instruction, providing regular programme updates. We couldn’t ask for more! Thank you!”
Rob Pickersgill
“As usual, we were really impressed with Storm’s level of service. We regularly direct our clients to Storm, as we can count on timely deliverables, and in the right format which makes modelling much easier.”
David Gaska Tucker
Atkins Global
“Brilliant service – Storm Geomatics are the go to suppliers for all our topographic needs.”

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Key Events

Est 2006.

Jan 2007

A Storm First

Storm Geomatics first project - River Boyne, County Meath, Ireland.

Jul 2007

1-in-100 Year Flood

Storm records flood levels on Rivers Avon and Severn.

Jul 2009

Top Student

Jon Teall (now a Senior Surveyor) gains Top Student Award from The Survey School.

Feb 2011

Survey Association Council

Mike Hopkins becomes a Council Member for The Survey Association.

May 2011

Surveying at the O2

Storm survey and set out the iconic cable car across the River Thames from the O2 Arena to Royal Victoria Dock.

Dec 2013

Storm are on TV

Speed starring Guy Martin - Measuring the distance a motorbike can travel on water.

Apr 2014

GeoRiver® Software Developed

The GeoRiver® software is launched.

May 2014

Influential Developments

Geobusiness exhibition & conference is launched. Mike Hopkins is on the Conference Committee.

Oct 2014

Storm are on TV (again)

Storm measure another world record attempt by Guy Martin for his TV show: Speed of a Hovercraft.

Jan 2017

10 Years

Storm celebrate 10 years of surveying rivers to reduce flooding.

Aug 2017

Introducing Storm Geoswath

She is a compact survey vessel designed to survey shallow coastal and inland waterways.

Jul 2018

Commonwealth Games Prep

Storm Measure Royal Leamington Spa Bowling Club in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

Oct 2018


Storm relocate to new purpose-built Head Quarters.

Feb 2020

Trimble Investment

Storm invest in a new fleet of survey equipment by switching to Trimble.

Mar 2020


Lockdown hits the UK and Storm cease site work for 3 complete weeks.

Jul 2020

Client Growth

From their efforts in lockdown Storm attract many new clients.

Mar 2021

Full-time Dev

Storm employ a full-time software engineer to develop and maintain the GeoRiver® software.

Jul-Oct 2021

New Services

Phosphate testing and River Condition Assessment services added to portfolio.

Apr 2022

CICES Membership

Surveyor Laurence Washbrook is the first to attain Technical Membership to CICES via the Hydrographic pathway.

Sep 2022

Severn Partnership

Storm join forces with Severn Partnership to create "survey magic" on the TransPennine Route upgrade.

Mar 2023

Road to Carbon Neutrality

Storm's road to carbon neutrality is set by enrolling on the PAS2060 Accreditation Programme.

Sept 2023

Storm Win Chartered ICES Award For Their Approved Development Scheme

Proudly Storm collect their award as the best Approved Development Scheme for a UK Geospatial Company .

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Storm Cornerstones

1. Reduce All Risks

Safety first - data later.

Working in any environment presents its risks, but working in water carries different risks with high consequences. In order to reduce the likelihood and severity of an accident our survey teams take the DEFRA Module 2 Water Awareness Course. This training is done repeatedly for our staff in genuine river conditions – often in January! Our management system tracks our surveyors training and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), ensuring that our surveyors are as safe as possible.

Staff are also trained using the Royal Yacht Association courses for First Aid and Boat Handling. Private instruction on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Scrambling, Wading, Rope work and Rescue is provided to all staff.

Only trained staff are put into situations with risk, and even then they will only carry out the task if they feel fully confident that the correct control measures are in place.

Since 2007 we have a history of safe working and have a motto of “Safety First – Data Later”

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2. Accurate Data Capture

Capturing survey data that you need.

By specialising in water based projects, you can be sure that the data you receive from our surveyors compliments your project requirements fully. Whatever your survey requirement is, we will have undoubtedly supplied similar data and drawings on another project before. if not, we will be extremely pleased to hear your requirements and adapt to accommodate them. Our surveyors have the experience and knowledge to capture features of hydraulic significance which might otherwise be missed by a general purpose land surveying company. It is this skill and experience which set us apart from our competitors and bring our customers back time and time again.

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3. Deliver on Time

Delivering your survey requirements on time and on schedule.

We know that one of the most important criteria to you when commissioning a survey is timely delivery of the final data. With this in mind, deadlines are set throughout a project and regular (normally weekly) reports are delivered from our survey manager which will inform you of what has been done, what is planned to be done and any slippage or improvement on your delivery date. A surveyor in our company that is involved with your project will always be available to speak to you throughout your project lifespan. We work better under pressure as we are more organised and target driven.

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4. Superior Value

The best value water based survey data in the profession.

We have become the UKs No.1 surveying company for water based projects because we provide the best value in the industry. There are no hidden extras at the end of a project as we work on competitive fixed fee contracts. We stick to our prices because we know our profession inside and out and know exactly what it takes to deliver true value to our customers.