The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications has launched a call for submissions for a special issue of its magazine Mathematics Today on the Mathematics of Planet Earth.

This is linked to the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 initiative. The first step is to submit an abstract of 300-500 words by 30 July 2012. The IMA website explains that abstracts should be

on relevant topics from physical to biological and social, such as the mathematics of climate, erosion, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, the earth’s magnetic field and magnetosphere, energy supply, food supply, water supply, demographics, and infectious diseases.

If accepted, the final articles should be 2,000 to 4,000 words long and written for a general mathematical audience.

Source: Call for Abstracts for the Mathematics of Planet Earth Special Issue.