The “D’ni Restoration Council” is an organisation founded to restore D’ni. It was founded in 1997. Dr.Watson seems to be the founder, but information on this topic was hard to research. They lost funding a couple of times, once in 2003 (URU CC) and again in 2007 (MOUL).
Some explorers have felt the DRC has been overly protective. Members of this group of explorers claim that the DRC is conspiring to monopolize the ages for themselves. Now, let us briefly go over members of the DRC.
<To directly quote “http://www.mystwiki.com”, ‘Phil Henderson was a Restoration Engineer for the DRC during the first Restoration, and was in charge of the restoration of the Age of Eder Kemo.’
Restoration Engineers (often written as “ResEngs”) help restore areas of D’ni and other ages. They wear blue (Cyan) hard hats. Outside the game’s story, they are Cyan employees and have the authority to deal with troublesome explorers.
Douglas Sharper was a Restoration Engineer, who helped restore Teledahn, The Watcher’s Pub, and Ahnonay. A lot of additional detail can be found here: http://www.mystwiki.com/wiki/Douglas_Sharper. He has an interesting back story. Note that the article does contain minor spoilers.
Dr.Watson is the archaeologist who discovered D’ni in 1987 (before the DRC was founded). He freed the Barho from their enslavement in 2005. He has a similar name and appearance to Cyan employee Richard A. Watson. Richard stated that although they might have a similar name and appearance, they do have different personalities.