Marine Expedition Route Planning and Execution
PERPLEX is a software package for planning and executing of seagoing research expeditions. It was developed at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and improved during numerous research cruises with RV POLARSTERN. From 2005 until 2009, PERPLEX was distributed by the software company WERUM AG, Lüneburg (Germany). WERUM improved the design of the graphical user interface and applied routines as especially for map plotting which considerably increased the performance of the software. Furthermore, WERUM provided a professional user manual.
Since 2010, PERPLEX is distributed and supported by AWI. This change includes the new release PERPLEX-V4 with an improved layout.