The Team

Ship Location

Central Pacific

Philip Forte

Photo of Philip Forte
Hercules Pilot
Engineer
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Phil Forte is a mechanical engineer with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Phil's engineering interests include the design and operation of crewed and un-crewed submersibles. He has piloted both the ALVIN submersible and the remotely operated submersible JASON.

Phil Forte has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

"My interest in oceanography was peaked by watching "Sea Hunt" and Jacques Cousteau on television."