Dalam rangka menyongsong amanah dari Undang-Undang No. 27 Tahun 2007 tentang Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil, Magister Perencanaan Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Daerah Aliran Sungai (MPPDAS) membuka bimbingan teknis bagi para praktisi, teknisi, dan pemangku kebijakan di lingkup pemerintah daerah untuk menyusun amanah dari UU No. 27 tahun 2007 tersebut. Bimbingan teknis ini juga dilakukan demi mendukung percepatan penyusunan RZWP3K baik di tingkat Provinsi maupun Kabupaten/Kota.
Seminar Nasional ke-4 Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Daerah Aliran Sungai dilaksanakan di Fakultas Geografi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta pada tanggal 24 Oktober 2018. Seminar ini diselenggarakan oleh Program Magister Perencanaan Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Daerah Aliran Sungai (MPPDAS) yang merupakan minat dari Program Studi S2 Geografi Fakultas Geografi, Universitas Gadjah Mada.
Master program in planning and management of coastal area and watershed (MPPDAS) Faculty of Geography Universitas Gadjah Mada held The 3rd National Conference on Coastal and Watershed Management on Tuesday 26 September 2017. The annual event was aimed for developing science through scientific discussion forum and research dissemination related to coastal and watershed environment management. The Minister of Environment and Forestry officially opened the seminar and continued to giving keynote speech. Along with the minister, also came Head of Center for Data, Statistic and Information of Ministry of Marine and Fishery and UGM Former Vice Rector for Research and Community Services 2013-2017 to delevering speech.
One of graduatee of MPPDAS, Bachtiar Wahyu Mutaqin, M.Sc. awarded Prix Mahar Schutzenberger 2017 from Association Franco-Indonesienne pour le Developpement des Science (AFIDES) on Monday, 3 July 2017. There are other 3 young Indonesian researchers, Dita Floresyona, Achmad Choiruddin and Made Windu Antara, awarded Prix Mahar Schutzenberger 2017. The award was directly given by Helene Schutzenberger as a president of AFIDES in front of Deputy ambassador of Indonesia in France, The principality of Monaco, The principality of Andorra, Indonesian Education and Cultural Attache in Paris, AFIDES board of jury and other 70 invited guests. In his speech, The president of AFIDES expressed huge supports to Indonesian young researcher to develop science and knowledge in each majors. The Indonesian Education and Cultural Attache in Paris said that the awards is a capital to have better research collaboration between Indonesia and France.
On June 19-28 July 2016, one of MPPDAS student Desy Wahyuning Tyas joined in Sakura Science Program in Chiba University Japan. Sakura Science Program is a program for enhancing exchanges between Asia and Japan of the youths who will play crucial role in the future field of science and technology through the close collaboration of industry-academia-government. The program is a new project beginning in April 2014, held and funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). The program facilitates short-term visits of competent Asian youths to Japan for learning science and technology. The program aims at rising the interest of Asia youths toward the leading Japanese science and technologies at Japan universities, research institutions and private companies. The program want to promote science and technology as well as culture of Japan to Asia youths.