Over the last decade there has been an increased scientific activity on glaciated continental margins due to the availability of new data sets such as high-resolution swath bathymetry, 3-D seismic data and long cores including some of the more recent IODP drillings. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researchers working on northern and southern high-latitude margins. Focus is on the sedimentary processes, architecture and evolution of glaciated continental margins as well as their controlling factors. Onshore studies including the evolution of sediment source areas are also welcomed. We also encourage submissions on the implications of these studies for paleoclimatic reconstructions, i.e. spatial and temporal variations in ice sheet extent and ocean circulation. Contributions from the study of fossil examples of glaciated continental margins are also welcome.