William Saunders is a retired petroleum geoscientist. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in geomorphology. He worked in the petroleum exploration and development industry in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from 1978 until 2014.
He is an associate director of The Cydonia Institute along with SPSR member George Haas.
Mr. Saunders has co-authored the following articles, peer-reviewed papers and books related to anomalous formations on Mars:
2015 – Co-authored: “A Composite Band of Facial Formations within a Winding Valley of Libya Montes on the Planet Mars.”
2014 - Co-authored: “Analysis of the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Images of the Syria Planum Profile Face on Planet Mars”.
2014 - Executive Producer video (DVD): The Mars Codex; Manuscript of An Ancient Text
2011 - Co-authored: “Avian Formation on South Facing Slope of The Argyre Basin” (Mars) Journal of Scientific Exploration, Volume 25, Issue 3, Fall 2011
2009 - Co-authored: The Martian Codex; More Reflections From Mars,
North Atlantic Books
2005 - Co-authored: The Cydonia Codex; Reflections From Mars
, Frog Ltd. (North Atlantic Books)
Position statement: The structures in Cydonia, Mars have little to no erosion and were built as is. They are designed in half, bifurcated and profile form which match designs found on Earth, particularly in ancient Mesoamerican art and sculpture.