The Coordination Effect of Marine and Land Resources Carrying Capacity of Coastal Areas in China


Marine and land resources
Carrying capacity
Sustainable and coordinated development




The carrying capacity of marine and land resources is one of the indicators to measure the sustainable development level of coastal areas, reflecting the supporting capacity of the ecological environment for human activities and the impact of human activities on the regional environment. This paper establishes an evaluation index system to determine the evaluation value of the carrying capacity of marine and land resources in China’s coastal areas, the evaluation index of marine and land resources supply capacity (economic and social development demand) subsystem, and the degree of coordinated development of the subsystems in 11 coastal areas from 2006 to 2017. The results showed that the average supply and demand capacity of the two subsystems in each region is not high; the average demand level of economic and social development is higher than the supply capacity of marine and land resources; the carrying capacity of marine and land resources is slightly overloaded in most areas; the collaborative development between the supply and demand subsystems is barely coordinated with moderate imbalance; most regions need to move in the direction of green development to ensure the supply capacity of marine and land resources.


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