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DRC stands for D'ni Restoration Council. It is an independent, informal group of individuals whose main purpose is to oversee the exploration and restoration of D'ni. The council is currently headed by Dr. Marie Sutherland, Dr. Ikuro Kodama, Victor Laxman, and Michael Engberg with Dr. Richard Watson as chair.

There are also numerous volunteers who currently serve in support roles.

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Dr. Richard Watson:    Chairman of the Restoration Council

Born: June 8th 1961

Education: Doctorate in History, University of Utah

Personal DRC Role: Dr. Watson is the fearless leader of the D'ni Restoration Council as
our Chairman. Dr. Watson was good friends with Elias Zandi and was given the reins to the D'ni Restoration Foundation (the precursor to the DRC) when Elias passed away. Dr. Watson is committed to the restoration effort and is involved in all efforts to some degree. Dr.
Watson is responsible for all major DRC rules and regulations as well.

Dr. Marie Sutherland:   Director of Field Work

Born: March 12th 1962

Education: Doctorate Anthropology, Southern Illinois University

Personal DRC Role:Dr. Sutherland has been a friend of Dr. Watson for many years, including years spent in the teaching profession. Dr. Sutherland first joined the expedition in 1993 and has been a member of the DRC since its forming in 1997. Dr. Sutherland oversees Phase Three (Detailed Analysis) and Phase Five (Limited Access) restoration efforts for all structures and Ages. Most recently Dr. Sutherland has spent a large portion of her time on a variety of areas on Ae'gura.

Dr. Ikuro Kodama :    Geology/Structural Integrity

Born: October 5th 1957

Education:   B. A. Mechanical Engineering Technology, New Mexico Tech
                 Doctorate in Geology, University of Southern California

Personal DRC Role:Dr. Kodama has also been a friend of Dr. Watson for some time, including years spent in the teaching profession. Dr. Kodama first visited D'ni in 1994 and was an original member of the DRC when it formed in 1997. Dr. Kodama oversees all Phase One (Initial Mapping) and Phase Two (Structural Analysis) restoration efforts for all structures and Ages. Most recently Dr. Kodama has spent a large part of his time on areas still early in the restoration process including the Pub awarded to the Baron and Laki

Victor Laxman :    Chief Engineer

Born: June 14th 1958
 
Education: Multiple Engineering Degrees, University of Cambridge
                Joined Royal Navy in '78 and served for 12 years

Personal DRC Role: Victor Laxman first learned of the restoration effort in early 1995 from Dr. Watson. Mr. Laxman decided to join the Council in 1997 as an original member. Mr. Laxman's engineering knowledge and experience is hard to beat and, as a result, he oversees all Phases of restoration for all devices and equipment. Most recently, Mr. Laxman has spent a large part of his time on the KI and Great Zero.

Michael Engberg :    Architectural Analysis

Born: September 9th 1966

Education: · Masters of Building Science, University of Southern California

Personal DRC Role:Michael Engberg first learned of D'ni and the DRC restoration efforts through Dr. Kodama. As a result, Mr. Engberg visited D'ni for the first time in 1998. Mr. Engberg became an official member of the Council in 1999, and, as a result, is the DRC's youngest senior member. Mr. Engberg oversees Phase Four (Restoration) for all structures and Ages. Mr. Engberg has spent a large portion of time, most recently, on the Age of Er'Cana.

 
Date: January 4th, 2004
News: DRC

The Great Zero



The DRC has posted a picture of the Great Zero




 
Date: December 30th, 2003
News: DRC

Dr. Kodama in charge of DRC

Dr. Kodama has taken over management of the DRC along with Victor Laxman. Dr. Watson has returned to the surface indefinately. These two have many responsibilities. You can read list of updates, as well as news about Phil Henderson's unfortunate accident, in this topic on the DRC forum.




 
Date: December 7th, 2003
News: DRC

Uru Webcam

The DRC has posted a webcam that's updated every 60 seconds. You can view it here



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