This special section focuses on offshore geohazards. Its publication is aligned with the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which has been held in early May in Houston since 1969. The OTC is one of the most popular and well -attended conferences, focused largely on drilling and drilling equipment. Over the years, the OTC and SEG partnership has grown through cross-organizational support and sponsorship. SEG is one of the sponsoring societies for OTC events. Every year, OTC facilitates various geosciences sessions through the support and efforts of the SEG-OTC technical committee. OTC and SEG appreciate the organizational efforts of all individuals serving on the technical committee, headed by Charles Knobloch and Rocco Detomo, who make sure that the geosciences technical sessions become a success.