Boundary organisations and their strategies: Three cases in the Wadden Sea

Wynanda I. van Enst*, Hens A.C. Runhaar, P.P.J. Driessen

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This article discusses three empirical cases of boundary organisations, within the context of the Wadden Sea: the Wadden Academy, IMSA Amsterdam and the NCEA. The research aims to provide further insights into how boundary organisations work in practice. The research shows that the role of a boundary organisation can be fulfilled by different types of organisations (not solely scientific). Depending on the science-policy interaction problem they face, a boundary organisation can have different goals and use different strategies. Furthermore, the strategic use of media outputs, and the degree of actuality and public debate can have a substantial influence on the practices of boundary organisations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-423
JournalEnvironmental Science & Policy
Issue numberPart 3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Boundary organisations
  • Boundary work
  • Goals
  • Strategies
  • Wadden Sea

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