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Tuesday 4 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An extreme explorer expedition in Tonga is aiming to become the first to dive and explore the Horizon Deep within the Tonga Trench. This week the Five Deeps Expedition aims to find out if the Tonga Trench is only the second-deepest in the Pacific or if it might be actually deeper than the Mariana Trench.
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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Kingston, Jamaica:
Tonga has been elected as Council Vice-President for Asia Pacific at the International Seabed Authority 25th Session held in Jamaica on February 25.
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Wednesday 13 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There's a possibility that Tonga will be able to benefit from its deep sea resources because of the regime that has been established by the law of the sea. Regulations for Deep Seabed Mining planned by the end of 2020, will enable investment, the Secretary General of the International Seabed Authority Mr Michael W. Lodge explained in Nuku‘alofa yesterday, 12 February. By Pesi Fonua
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Thursday 2 August 2018

Kingston, Jamaica
Tonga has been re-elected for another four-years as member state of the International Seabed Authority Council during its 24th session held in Kingston, Jamaica, last month.
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Monday 5 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Key areas of Tonga’s seabed approaching the harbor of Nuku’alofa, is being mapped by state-of-the-art multibeam sonar equipment chartered by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) to update nautical charts and publications. According to UKHO, accurate and up-to-date charts for safer navigation may boost Tonga's blue economy.
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Monday 29 May 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A private yacht owned by Waitt Foundation founder and philanthropist Ted Waitt from the United States will be carrying out a research expedition on coral reefs in Ha’apai and Vava’u.
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Tuesday 28 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga sat for the first time this year on a 33-member Council of the International Seabed Authority after being elected last year for a four-year term.
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Thursday 11 September 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Parliament has passed a Seabed Minerals Act 2014, an act that regulates mineral exploration and potential mining in Tongan waters.
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