Wang, Y.; Deng, Q., and Zhang, Y., 2020. Research on the coupling and coordinated development of marine technological innovation and marine ecological economic development. In: Zheng, C.W.; Wang, Q.; Zhan, C., and Yang, S.B. (eds.), Air-Sea Interaction and Coastal Environments of the Maritime and Polar Silk Roads. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 99, pp. 419–427. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
The development of modern marine ecological economy relies heavily on scientific and technological progress. The level of development of marine scientific and technological innovation capabilities can to some extent reflect the level of marine ecological economic development in a certain region and future innovation directions and space. Fujian Province is selected as the research object to construct an evaluation index system for marine technological innovation capabilities and marine ecological economic development. Based on the sample of Fujian marine technological innovation capabilities and marine ecological economic data from 2007 to 2016, a coupling model is established to calculate the coupling coordinated development status and changing trend of marine technological innovation ability and ecological economy. The results show that the coordination of marine technological innovation and marine ecological economic development in Fujian has gradually improved in the past decade, marine technological innovation provides growth momentum for marine ecological economic development, marine ecological economic development provides basic guarantee for marine technological innovation. Through the joint development of the two, the coordination degree of the two is improved, and the healthy and sustainable development of marine economy is promoted.