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.
The Faculty of Geography, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), attended the annual event “The Twin College Envoys Program (TWINCLE) ASEAN Consortium Symposium Program Meeting” held in Chiba University, Japan, on 16 to 20 March 2017. The project aims to gather all members of the consortium, which amount to at least 15 universities in six participating countries in order to develop activities which pairs up graduate students skilled in educational research with those striving for cutting edge practical scientific research, and trains highly skilled individuals. The TWINCLE is a program for teachers who have global ability and vision and researchers who have a global mind under a consortium chaired by the Chiba University. The event was held for 4 days, which started with the opening of the meeting three university groups, a presentation of program in the future, presentations of TWINCLE students-participants and ended with the research awards for the outstanding students.
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.