PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): 25-34.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2007.02.003

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Evaluation of Sea Ar ea in China and Positive Resear ch of Gr ading of Sea Ar ea

LUAN Weixin, LI Peijin   

  1. 1. Economics and Management College, Dalian Maritime University, Dalian 116021|2. Territory Resource Institute, Hu Nan, 410007
  • Received:2006-12-01 Revised:2007-03-01 Online:2007-03-25 Published:2007-03-25


The sea area, as well as the land, is the assets of territory resources, and the paid use for sea area is an important system that enhances the coastal management. Based on the theory of land evaluation and combining the special attributes of nature and social economy in sea area use, this article has established the theory framework of sea area use and evaluation, and discussed the index system of grading the sea area, the selection of dominant factors, and the preliminary principles of grading sea area. We also have some empirical study to grading the sea area in Liaoning province , where the sea area is divided into four grades: the first grade, including the city of Dalian; the second grade, including cities of Huludao, Yingkou, Jinzhou, Zhuanghe, Wafangdian, Pulandian and the county of Changhai; the third grade, including the cities of Panjin, Donggang, Xingcheng, Gaizhou and Linghai; and the fourth grade, including the counties of Suizhong, Panshan and Dawa.

Key words: evaluation of sea area, grading of sea area