SpExoDisks is a large database for spectra of Protoplanetary Disks, with a web interface for community access worldwide. This initiative stems from an opportunity and a need: that of combining the growing number of high-quality spectra from a number of spectrographs across multiple observatories to advance studies of the structure and evolution for planet-forming regions at 0.1-10 au. The database includes science-ready spectra (and eventually some fundamental products including measured line fluxes, stacked line profiles) from several major surveys done with multiple instruments (see the list above). SpExoDisks currently focuses on high-resolution infrared spectra, but it has been built for flexibility and growth, and its multi-format, multi-dimensional structure is ready to include spectra from other existing spectrographs as well as from the next generation of ground-based IR spectrographs on extremely large telescopes. Our goals are both education and data access, to pass existing expertise on to the next generation of disk spectroscopists and to give community access to high-quality, high-resolution spectra across different spectrographs for a large sample of Protoplanetary Disks. We hope that this initiative will be useful to support new modeling efforts as well as new observing campaigns for years to come.
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