About

About me

I am a marine scientist and spend some of my free time as an artist. I’m married with two daughters and one son and currently working in Miami, Florida for BAE Systems.  I received my PhD in marine biology and fisheries in 2003 from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and have a few published papers. My area of research is shallow water optical remote sensing, using hyperspectral airborne imaging systems to map the seafloor.

Now and then I make it out to Gencon and compete in the painting contest. I win some, I lose some, it’s all good. In between figures, I paint in watercolors, acrylics, oils and occasionally on silks. Mostly I paint nature scenes or animals, with some fantasy art now and then. 

For any information on painting, commissions, or contracts please contact me at:

elouchard@yahoo.com

Work and Research

I can’t really show any of the work I do for BAE systems but I can show what I did for my Dissertation. From 1998-2003, three weeks per year, I collected data at the Caribbean Marine Research Center at Lee Stocking Island in the Exumas, Bahamas. My research was been funded by the Office of Naval Research as part of a multidisciplinary study on coastal benthic optical properties (CoBOP). I took this photo during a nice quiet time before we were getting ready to leave. It was continuous data collection before then so it was nice to capture a shot like this. Our group had been doing research here for five years, but all good things must come to an end sometime.