Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Program Monitoring studies data collection and analysis plan

The Monitoring Studies Data Collection and Analysis Plan is crucial to the design of the Murujuga Rock Art Monitoring Program, and the scope and quality of the science to monitor, evaluate and report on changes and trends in the integrity of the rock art on Murujuga.
Last updated: 21 April 2022

The Monitoring Studies Data Collection and Analysis Plan details the scope of the scientific studies and monitoring required to understand the complex interactions between industrial emissions and any potential changes to the internationally significant rock art on Murujuga. Development of the plan included significant stakeholder engagement and extensive peer review from international and national experts. Now covering an area of more than 50,000ha and including islands of the Dampier Archipelago, the scientific team will install 21 air quality monitoring stations and monitor over 50 rock art panels.

The Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) have jointly approved this plan. MAC rangers are working alongside scientists on-country to implement the monitoring. This will help MAC transition to a central role in managing the rock art monitoring program.