Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2004, Vol. 59 ›› Issue (7s): 183-190.doi: 10.11821/xb20047s025

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The Progress and Prospect of Study on Marine Economic Geography

HAN Zenglin, ZHANG Yaoguang, LUAN Weixin, LI Yuezheng, SUN Caizhi, LIU Guichun, LIU Kai   

  1. Study Center of Marine Economy and Sustainable Development, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116029, China
  • Received:2004-03-27 Revised:2004-05-23 Online:2004-12-25 Published:2004-12-25


Marine economic geography is a rising branch of economic geography. This paper analyzes the background of the development of marine economic geography, and explains its researching objects and section scope. Up till now, scholars from home and abroad have done much research work in such aspects as coastal management, development and distribution of marine industries, marine resources and sustainable development, the economy of coastal cities, marine territorial politics and economics, spatial structure of seashore tourism, multi-subject integration, etc. Based upon which, we come to the conclusion that marine economic geography is a promising subject. Finally, this paper puts forward the main directions in future study as follows: the theories and methods of marine economic geography, the mutual penetration between the relevant economic subjects, the range of the study, two-in-one of the marine and land economy, soft marine science and more penetrated study of the current fields.

Key words: marine economic geography, progress, prospect