The collective understanding of the environmental implications for large-scale deployment of marine renewable energy technologies remains incomplete. Filling these gaps requires instrumentation able to detect events that occur rarely, but with high consequence (e.g. collision between a marine mammal and a turbine), as well as events that occur frequently, but may only be biologically significant when considering cumulative exposure (e.g. a marine mammal within an area of elevated noise). The intelligent Adaptable Monitoring Package (iAMP) is an integrated instrumentation package that combines a suite of instruments for advanced environmental monitoring capabilities. The iAMP (shown in Figure 1a) integrates data streams from optical cameras, multibeam sonars, an array of hydrophones, a fish tag detector, and an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) into a uniform software interface.