Two sets of basin tests were performed to obtain validation data and
prior to the start of the project, a full-scale trawler net was tested in the Seakeeping and Manoeuvring Basin. This resulted in visual results on net deformations and towing forces in the net. The second set of tests were performed in a saltwater basin at the Visserij Innovatiecentrum. Net sections and seabed friction were tested and this delivered data on towing forces on the net, flow profiles in
the net sections and visual observations on the net sections.